On March 10th the Student Success Team hosted, “An Evening Dedicated to Parent Voices.” The theme of the event was parent engagement as it relates to student success. Around 80 parents and educators started the night with dinner provided by Jugs Catering followed by the keynote speaker, Randy Minniear, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the NFL Alumni. The second half of the event was dedicated to hearing what parents had to say about family engagement. This was done by a panel of 2 parents and 2 educators each posing a question to the parents on parent engagement. The parents were able to discuss the questions in small groups while a facilitator recorded their answers and feedback. The event ended with raffling off a Sony VIAO laptop and a HP netbook to parents. The information provided by parents will be used to direct further discussion and events on family engagement.