Community Engagement

Office of Family and Community Engagement

In our mission to prepare all students for the next stage of their lives, increase student achievement, and capitalize on the "Power of Us", the Office of Family and Community Engagement was established.  In addition to reaching students through progressive and engaging instruction, we are committed to providing a continuum of support through the following services:

Parent University

Truancy Intervention and Programs

Multilingual and Diversity Resources

Community Partnerships

Family engagement, Ombudsmen, Information and Outreach services


Get Engaged!


Below is an attachment to a powerful video that illustrates the "Power of Us".   The video is entitled "50,000 Coaches". 

Video Document

Just as the community rallied together to help Akeelah prepare for the National Spelling Bee, our community must rally around all of our students.  Everyone has something of value to offer.  You may not be able to attend all, or any, of the school based events, but there are opportunities for your time, talent and treasures to be used.   There are opportunities for you to assist in your home with your own children, and in your neighborhood.  It truly takes a village to raise a child, and it will take all of us to ensure our children develop in an environment where they see families, schools and the community working together to support them in their efforts to achieve academic success, realize their dreams and walk out their purpose in life.

Need more ideas on how to get engaged? Visit our pages dedicated to parents, community and educators.


In The Spot Light!

Picture of Staff

Verona Elementary staff preparing families for their time with Ronald McDonald at their Fall Family Literacy Night. Verona has also launched the Watch Dog Program and has been adopted by Huntington Bank.  

Great things happening in your school? Send an email to, with images and descriptions, to be in The Spot Light!