ParentEd. Talks

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!

2020-2021 UPCOMING ParentEd. TALKS: 

Real Talk With Moms - by Tawanna Rusk, MPCS Head of High School and Assistant Head of School, and Penny Harrison, Director of Preschool
OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 6:00 p.m.  |  Murray Arts Center, Choral Rehearsal Room

Mothers of preschool through Kindergarten-aged children are invited to some "real talk", hosted by Mrs. Rusk and Ms. Harrison, who are lifelong friends and moms of MPCS alumni. Both have a heart for sharing their parenting wisdom (and some missteps) with moms of young children. 

Real Talk will be divided into four sessions.  Seating is limited, with chairs spaced to comply with physical distancing. Masks are strongly encouraged when not seated.

Session Dates:

October 7 - Introduction to Real Talk

October 14 - Being a Faithful Parent

October 21 - A Momma’s Heart

October 28 - Living it Out


Book Reading and Discussion - TBD Author on Parenting
TBD NOVEMBER / DECEMBER  |  MPCS Weber Collaboratory and via Zoom



Guest Speaker - Author
TBD JANUARY  |  Via Zoom



Parenting Playbook - Author
TBD JANUARY  |  Via Zoom for families of young lower school students



"Parenting in a Tech World" - by Tina Baker, Directed Studies Teacher and Robotics Coach, and Randi Terry, Academic Technology Specialist and Robotics Coach
TBD SPRING 2021  |  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.




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.

MPCS is proud to offer the ParentEd. series to our families and our community. Events are sponsored by our Guidance Counseling and College Counseling departments in preschool through high school. 


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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All ParentEd. seminars are free and open to the community. However, this year, many of our talks will be conducted with a small audience, physically distanced, and recorded. Videos of each talk will be available to parents to watch at their leisure. 

Seminar Locations:

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
Mulkey Building
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.


MPCS Preschool
Sewell Cottage
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.