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!
2021-2022 UPCOMING ParentEd. TALKS:
ParentEd.: "Current Trends in Drugs and Alcohol" - by Dr. Brian Dew, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State University
Wednesday, November 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m. | MPCS In-Person / Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center
Brian Dew, Ph.D., presents current research on drugs, alcohol, and teens and offers insight into what parents should be aware of and how to keep a watchful eye. Don't miss this meaningful session. Dr. Dew’s research on addictive disorders earned him the 2007 Outstanding Faculty Research Award from Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development, the 2007 Outstanding Addictions and Offender Professional Award by the Association of Addictions and Offender Counseling, and the 2009 Courtland Lee Social Justice Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Dew has held numerous leadership positions within the American Counseling Association. He is currently completing his fourth year as treasurer of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
What is ParentEd.?
As part of our school mission to partner with home, MPCS is proud to offer opportunities throughout the year to guide parents through the challenges of raising children. MPCS ParentEd. brings you “Ted”-style talks on relevant topics. All MPCS parents, neighbors, and friends in the community are invited to join us!
ParentEd. BLOG RECAPS:
- The Blessing of a B Minus
- Real Talk with Moms
- 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/Cognia/CESA) and located near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus.
We also invite you to tour our campus at a Tuesday Tours at 9:00 a.m. each week. Click here to RSVP to visit.
Join us for a ParentEd. Talk
Please let us know you'll attend!
All ParentEd. seminars are free and open to the community. However, this year, many of our talks will be conducted with a small (physically-distanced) audience, with videos posted online, or through a live-stream event and recording.
Live-stream ParentEd. events require a sign-up form submission to receive the private event link. Please sign up below.
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.