Parent Education Committee

The purpose of the Parent Education Committee is to provide speakers, educational programs and resources to HPISD families concerning topics relevant to raising our children to become healthy and responsible young adults.

Upcoming Events

7 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 16

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

JESSICA LAHEY, author of The Gift of Failure

New York Times & Atlantic Monthly columnist Jessica Lahey will discuss her book, The Gift of Failure, and touch on the importance of helping our children develop inner resilience as opposed to being crushed by failure.

7 p.m., Monday, Apr. 11

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

CHRIS HERREN, basketball star, author, & Project Purple Initiative founder

No doubt you have see the HPHS Student Council’s "WE ARE PURPLE" signs around our community.  Come hear former NBA star Chris Herren’s moving story about his struggles with addiction and how the Project Purple Initiative got started. Middle & High School students encouraged to attend as well.  

7 p.m., Thursday, May 12

Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall

ANGELA DUCKWORTH, author of GRIT- The Power of Passion & Perserverance

Leading Ted talk presenter & research psychologist Angela Duckworth will share how self-control and grit, more than talent and IQ, may hold the keys to a better life. Join us as she discusses her highly anticipated book, GRIT.