Family Engagement Leads to Student Success

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year for Wicomico County Public Schools!  Staff, parents, community members, and civic leaders gathered at the Shorebirds Stadium to celebrate the possibilities that come with a new school year.

Our family engagement policy outlines the school system's commitment to partnership with families to ensure our students' academic and social success.  In keeping with that commitment, the schools and district offers many opportunities to provide information and hear the needs of parents and guardians.  This includes:

Parent University - monthly experiences at the Wicomico County Library (Entrepreneur Room).  The first seminar is led by Aaron Deal, former Maryland Teacher of the Year, and focuses on positive discipline:  correction tips to make connection with academic and social success (Thursday September 29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm). 

Family Engagement Conference - annual event that brings together families and the community.  More than 20 workshops are offered on a variety of topics to support students and families. Breakfast and childcare are offered - parents have a chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses (Saturday November 12, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, James M. Bennett High School).

Summer Exposition and More! - annual exhibit of an array of summer recreational and learning experiences by community vendors.  Mini-seminars are offered that focus on students transitioning from elementary to middle and middle to high school
(Thursday March 2, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 pm, James M. Bennett High School).

For more information
about these events and to volunteer to help plan future family engagement experiences, contact:
Faye Wilson (410) 677-4529, fwilson@wcboe.org
Beth Sheller (410) 677-4453, msheller@wcboe.org