parents and community involvement

We Must Involve Parents and Community in the Education of Children

No one is more important to a child than their parent. Because children spend 70% of their time away from school, any effort to improve children’s academic performance must include and involve their parents. Research has demonstrated repeatedly and convincingly that parental and community involvement in schools leads to improved academic and behavioral outcomes for […]

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Day of Caring Projects

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring was a day of accomplishment at two Charleston Promise Neighborhood Schools – Mary Ford Elementary and Sanders-Clyde Elementary. At Mary Ford, team members at Cummins, a great CPN partner, came out to build a butterfly peace garden behind the school. Faculty plan to use the garden to teach the […]

Mary Ford Elementary college bound

College-bound Culture at Mary Ford Elementary

Building a culture where attending college is the normal state of affairs, Mary Ford Elementary School sets time aside each Friday for theme-based assemblies around the idea of succeeding in primary school and heading off to higher education. The students gather in the assembly hall and each class chants the fight song of the school […]