HISD to Launch Parent Super Centers
May 30, 2012
The Houston Independent School District and Microsoft are partnering to launch new Parent Super Centers across the district in an effort to promote parent engagement on campus. The district unveiled the first of the five new centers on May 25 at the Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center (9400 Irvington).
"Research shows that increased parent engagement on campus leads to increased academic performance of students," said HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. "HISD is committed to providing resources on campus to help parents become more involved in their children's education."
Each new HISD Parent Super Center will have 12 desktop computers fully loaded with the latest version of Microsoft Office, internet access, laser printers and other software.
"In today's digital world it's essential for parents, students and members of the community to have access to technology, which is why we are delighted to partner with HISD," said Lori Aulds, Microsoft's education sales director. "Microsoft has been and will always be committed to providing people with the training, education and tools needed to improve their digital literacy skills and grow in today's economy."
In addition, parents will receive computer training through Parent Engagement and curriculum provided by Microsoft to help them be computer savvy and master basic computer skills.
These centers will be available for parents to use before and after school, during summer school and on Saturdays during tutorials.
In addition to Sam Houston, HISD Parent Super Centers will be located in the following schools:
- Sutton Elementary, 7402 Albacore Drive
- Kelso Elementary, 5800 Southmund
- Deady Middle School, 2500 Broadway
- Hartman Middle School, 7111 Westover