HSSD to Host Getting Ahead Class for Parents

HSSD to Host Getting Ahead Class for Parents
Posted on 12/04/2018
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The Hot Springs School District (HSSD) is a district committed to families, which includes our students and our parents. Our staff works to build a culture that fosters a lifelong commitment to learning and growing in our students - which is enhanced when we encourage that commitment in parents as well. In 2019, a free class series - Getting Ahead - will be available to all HSSD parents, and is designed for adults hoping to begin a new chapter after being plagued with barriers, faded opportunities, various setbacks, or tragedies of any kind, or those simply looking for self improvement and the ability to provide added stability to his/her family.


The Getting Ahead series leads participants step-by-step through a unique process of personal discovery, and in depth study of resources, strategies and practices, and community opportunities that can lead to improved quality of life for families. Participants work to identify goals that lead to more sustainable practices that might include better jobs, improved financial security, continued training or education, and more mindful decision making for the long-term. Class participants are the experts of their own lives, the course is simply providing dialogue, discussion, and a workbook to help navigate methods for self improvement.


This is the first time that the Getting Ahead series will be offered in Garland County by a school district.  The HSSD is honored to be the host site for a program that can directly serve the needs of our wonderful parents who work hard to raise the students we have the honor of working with each day.


Does this class cost money?
There is no cost to attend for any participant.


When and where does the class meet?

The class meets once a week for 1.5 hour sessions, for 14 weeks. This class will begin in January, 2019, and will conclude in May, 2019.  Classes will take place at the Hot Springs Junior Academy.


What do I have to do to enroll?

You must commit to attend every session. Free childcare may be an option if participants have that need in order to attend.


An online application is available, which you can download and complete by clicking on this link. Please complete the document and turn it in at the Hot Springs Junior Academy Office or email it to Mrs. Lenox at lenoxn@hssd.net or Mrs. Utana Newborn at newbornu@hssd.net. Mrs. Lenox and Mrs. Newborn are also happy to help with questions of any kind.


A facilitator from outside the school district will teach classes. Class participants will receive workbooks and support through each class lesson. The Getting Ahead series is a partnership effort with Cooperative Christian Ministries.


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