This section is designed to preview parent participation. 


    Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Jacket Parent Academy Graduates


    Pictured from left to right: Javier Zuniga, Jenele Terry, Chrisitina Lawrence, Brittany Marshall, Tabitha Dickerson, Drew Duncan, KeAndrea Glover, Chandera Creamer, Jacqueline Click, Margaret Christian and Mayra Berrier. 



    2023 JPA Graduate Tammara Jackson

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    2023 JPA Graduate Jacqueline Payton



    Parents attend the "Mental Health Matters" class in celebration of Mental Health Month. Parents learned elements that change the status of mental health, techniques to maintain their mental health and were provided with community resources for additional support.


    Parents and students enjoy making maracas, learning how to make homemade pico de gallo and learning the history of Cinco de Mayo while attending the Jacket Parent Academy's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. 



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    Parents and Alumni attend the online "Testing & Testing Anxiety" session to learn the signs of testing anxiety and how to help their children overcome it. 




    Parents and Alumni learn their own parenting styles and discuss the challenges of parenting while attending the "Parenting & Parenting Styles Challenges" session. 

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    Congratulations to Jacqueline Click, Lonelle McDonald, Tammara Jackson, Lettie Williams, Chandera Creamer, Jasmine Harris and Samantha Williams. All of these participants were entered into a raffle and were able to win items/services from the business owners.

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    Parents and Alumni attend the annual "Black Business Spotlight" held at Southwest Elementary Global Academy to celebrate Black History Month. Local black business owners shared their stories of stardom and provided motivation for aspiring business owners. Parents were able to enjoy donated items from each business represented. 




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    Parents attend the CTE class to learn about the Career & Technical Education Opportunities LCS has to offer.  Parents Lakisha Lattimore and KeAndrea Glover were awarded $25.00 giftcards for attending the session.    

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    LCS parents & families enjoy "Bowling with a Twist" (Bowling & Math Night) at the local YMCA. Students complete Math sheets before bowling, playing pool and foosball. 

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    Parents and their children enjoy the "Holiday Healing" session with color, art, yoga and animal therapy. Parents also received the chance to view the new Career Exploration lab at the Lexington Middle School and take home items to help relieve stress during the holidays. 


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    Parents learn boundaries and how to handle holiday stressors from Kristie Dobbins from Lorven Child & Family Development and Christina Santiago. Parents also shared their holiday stressors with one another.   


    Winners of the air fryer, meal prep and crockpot cookbooks (Tabitha Dickerson, Chandera Creamer & Samantha Williams).    


    Parents enjoy appetizers and desserts made by the FCCLA club of LSHS during "Taste Test Time." Parents were also able to learn the history of the sweet potato and share their holiday recipes with each other.

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    Parents enjoy their extra reading materials won at the Internet & Social Media Safety class (Lonelle McDonald, Tamara Jackson & Tabitha Dickerson).


    Upcoming graduate Kayla DelaMadrid enjoys her gift card won for participating in the "Walking with a Dr." initiative.


    Parents learn how they can keep their children safe on the internet and on social media by receiving guidance from Captain Best at the Lexington Police Department. 

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    Parents attend the healthcare session online and in-person to learn more about their healthcare and dental options in the community. Speakers for both sessions include staff from Davidson Medical Ministries (Dr. Snow-Medical Director, Michelle Howard-Lead Community Health Advocate, Miriam Matias-Volunteer Coordinator & Case Manager). 

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    Parents attend the "Sensory Integration"session presented by therapists (Erin Jarrett & Jessica Martin) from Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center and receive free sensory tokens. 

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    Parents attend the "Back to the Basics" sessions presented by school counselors and social workers to learn about the basic elements of all grade levels.

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    Parents attend the "Basic Forgotten Resources" session sponsored by the Davidson County Library.  



    Parents attend one of two online Jacket Parent Academy interest sessions to learn more about the academy and upcoming informational sessions.