PUMA UNIVERSITYParents Uniting for Mutual AdvocacyMission:To provide parents with the tools necessary to successfullynavigate their student's high school careerand encourage a positive partnershipbetween the school and home in serving our studentsacademically, socially and emotionallyin preparation for life post high school.
2017-2018 EVENTS...High School SuccessTuesday, August 29, 20176:30 P.M.Perry High School AuditoriumWhether you have a child just entering high school or one whom may just need a few pointers on success, join us for an informative evening on how to help your student succeed in high school.TOPICS:
Presenters:Perry CounselorsMr. Clint BeauerMrs. Shelamae WoodworthToday's Substance Trends and DangersTuesday, September 26, 20176:30 P.M.Perry High School CafeteriaEvery parent wants to be able to say, "Not my kid." The best way to do this is to be aware of the dangers that surround our kids. Join us to explore the dangers and ever-changing trends of drugs and alcohol.Presenter:Community BridgesThank you to all that came out for this presentation.Below is the link to the information shared by Ms. Stephanie Siete.
- High School Success
- Graduation Requirements & Progression
- Infinite Campus & Transcripts
- Study Skills
Anxiety and Coping SkillsTuesday, November 7, 20176:30 P.M.Perry High School AuditoriumStress and anxiety are common feeling for today's students. Learn to recognize signs of these and talk to your child about coping skills.Presenter:Ms. Jane Fendelman, MCCyber SafetyTuesday,February 13, 20186:30 P.M.Perry High School AuditoriumKeeping our kids safe in the modern world means stying one step ahead of them.Presenter:Detective Andy McIlveenChandler Police DepartmentMoving on...Tuesday, April 17, 20176:30 P.M.Perry High School AuditoriumYou survived freshman year. What's next?Presenters:Perry Freshman CounselorsMr. Scott UyeshiroMrs. Kristen Bryant
Surviving Teen AngstPresentation Objectives:What is anxiety?How to spot anxiety in your teen.How to help your anxious teen.Meet the Presenters...
Dr. Jill practices as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in a private practice setting in Gilbert, Arizona where she provides psychological services to children, adolescents, young adults and families. Her areas of interest and specialty training include play therapy, attachment-based parenting, abuse/victimization and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Jill has taught in the Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University/Phoenix as an Adjunct Faculty member and currently, as a Professor of Practice. She serves as a volunteer member on the Disaster Mental Health Committee of the American Red Cross as well as on the Disaster Response Committee of the Arizona Psychological Association where she provides therapeutic support to individuals and families whom have experienced natural disasters. Dr. Jill received her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix.
Dr. Lynn is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and their families. She maintains a private practice in Gilbert and is the Clinical Director at a private special education school in Phoenix. Dr. Lynn’s areas of interest and specialty training include play therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), abuse/victimization, self-harm, suicide prevention, disruptive behavior, and violent and/or aggressive individuals. Dr. Lynn provides coaching to parents and facilitates a positive communication style within families. She is skilled at consulting with teachers and administrators, providing psychoeducation in order to assist in better serving children. Dr. Lynn has extensive experience facilitating various groups for children and adolescents. Dr. Lynn has worked in hospitals, the prison system, schools, private practice, and a residential treatment center for adolescent girls. Dr. Lynn has also taught in the Masters of Forensic Counseling program at Argosy University/Phoenix as an Adjunct Faculty member. Dr. Lynn received her B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University/Phoenix.Missed the drug awareness presentation?
Parents in the Know Stephanie Siete, CBI
Tip of the Quarter
Want your child to be a success? Encourage him to get involved. Studies show that students who are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, the fine arts, etc. have better attendance, academics and overall satisfaction in school.
"Almost every high school in the U.S. offers some type of extracurricular activity, such as music, academic clubs, and sports. These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of teamwork, individual and group responsibility, physical strength and endurance, competition, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education. Recent research suggests that participation in extracurricular activities may increase students' sense of engagement or attachment to their school, and thereby decrease the likelihood of school failure" (National Center for Education Statistics).
And parents, you are important too! Many think that once students reach high school, parents can take a back seat. Not true. Your kids need you. While you might not be able to help them with their math or that AP English essay, you can teach them to problem solve and manage their time. In a few short years they will be on their own. The time you share with them now and the lessons you teach them is what they will take into their futures.
- Ask about your student's day.
- Meet your student's teachers - OPEN HOUSE - TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th
- Eat dinner as a family.
- Meet your child's friends and know what is going on in his/her life.
- Encourage personal responsibility and teach them how to speak advocate for themselves.
- Promote school spirit and school involvement such as joining a club or attending sporting events and performances
TOGETHER, WE ACHIEVE MORE!