Partnering with Parents in Raising Phenomenal Kids
Raising kids of great character who are academically prepared with a solid biblical foundation takes intentionality and focus. As an important part of our school mission, Mount Paran Christian School partners with home and church in the total education of your children. Our purpose is to help you guide your children in their Christian faith and moral foundation. MPCS is committed to providing families with great parenting resources and tips to help overcome obstacles as children grow through different stages. We also explore many trends and topics that are influencing young children and teens in today's culture.
We are pleased to announce upcoming ParentEd. seminars and "Ted"-style talks listed below. Please mark your calendars for any or all seminars that you might find beneficial. All MPCS parents, neighbors, and friends in the community are invited to attend!
Fall 2020 ParentEd. TALKS:
GenZ Grit - A Necessary Trait for Independence - by Steve Robertson
TBD | MPCS Weber Collaboratory
Steve Robertson is an author and expert on Gen Z and speaks on a variety topics from social media to parenting this new generation. He has been featured in Inc., Forbes, and Entrepreneur magazines. In order to fully understand and positively impact children, parents need to view this generation through a new lens. Gen Z kids are overwhelmed with a constant barrage of information and are the first digital natives, yet they struggle to navigate the pressures of social media. Mr. Robertson will equip parents with practical tools to help children filter digital influence as well as strategies to develop GRIT to later thrive once independent.
"Parenting in a Tech World" - by Tina Baker, Directed Studies Teacher and Robotics Coach, and Randi Terry, Academic Technology Specialist and Robotics Coach
TBD | MPCS Weber Collaboratory
Parenting in the Tech World is aimed at educating parents about the ups and downs of tech with tweens and teens. The session will explore popular social media apps, discuss how to establish limits and boundaries, and the role relationships play in dealing with technology.
Presenters Randi Terry, M.S., and Tina Baker, Ed.S, bring years of experience in both teaching and parenting teens and tweens in the technology world. The duo is in their sixth year coaching the middle school robotics team at Mount Paran Christian School. Mrs. Terry serves as an Academic Technology Specialist, working primarily with middle school and lower school classes. Mrs. Baker serves as Directed Studies Individualized Support Teacher and Lower School STEAM program development.
ParentEd. BLOG RECAPS:
- Raising Athletes: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly
- Here's What You Need to Know About College Admissions
- Middle School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- Lower School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- How to Overcome the Pressures of the Teenage Years
- High School P.E.P. Talk for Parents
- A Generation of Screenagers
- Let's Talk - The Scoop on Speech Therapy
- What Parents Learned from Dr. Tim Elmore
- Redshirting: Do They Need That Extra Year
- "Connect" With Kids' Tech Use
- Teen Trends
Get to Know MPCS
Mount Paran Christian School is a preschool age three through grade 12 private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school. MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts, and championship athletics all within a Christian environment and small class sizes. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/AdvancED) and located near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus.
We also invite you to tour our campus at a Weekly Wednesday Tour at 10:00 a.m. each week. Click here to RSVP to visit.
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Mount Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
MPCS Murray Arts Center
Kristi Lynn Theatre (2nd floor)
Choral Rehearsal Room (1st floor)
Enter main gate off Stanley Road and take an immediate right for parking at the 3-story arts building.
MPCS Weber Collaboratory
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park and enter main building near flag pole and front office. Follow through doors and up one flight of steps. Walk straight ahead and Weber Collaboratory is on the right.
MPCS Knox Athletic Performance Center
Adjacent to Baseball Field
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Follow Tilley Trail around past the football stadium and park in the back of the lot, closest to baseball field below. The Knox Athletic Performance Center (weight-room and training facility) is down the drive to the left.
Enter main gate and turn to the left. Park in the left hand parking lot and enter the preschool building between the playgrounds.
MPCS Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room
Enter main gate and follow straight. Turn right and curve around to the right to the back of the Murray Arts Center building. Park and enter through the bottom floor rear entrance. The Choral Rehearsal Room is located inside and to the left.