Helena Intermediate School Celebrated its first “Unique Me” Day on October 14 as part of Parenting Day 2014. Over 500 parents visited the school as part of the Unique Me event, which included all the school’s students and employees.
Students and faculty members were all encouraged to create a display board and write a short paragraph about something that makes them unique. Examples were a particular talent, an event, family heritage, or a hobby to name a few. Parents were able to visit their child’s classroom and hear them present about their “Unique Me” display.
In addition to the “Unique Me” event, the school also offered three workshops for parents. Brent Tolbert, Supervisor of Academic Data Collection, Data Management, Accountability, Testing & Guidance for Shelby County Schools, presented a workshop on the new ACT Aspire test entitled “What Do These Scores Mean?”
Sherry Norwood, a licensed therapist with Gateway Shelby County, presented a workshop entitled “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” which detailed strategies for parenting children who battle anxiety. Shelli Abernathy, Gifted Resource Teacher at Helena Intermediate, presented a workshop entitled “My Gifted Child” which detailed strategies for understanding and helping the social/emotional side of gifted children.