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Family house graphicThrough decades of research we know that parent and family engagement plays a key role in student academic learning. The Sevier County School System recognizes this as a vital component in education and has made it a goal to promote and encourage family, school, and community partnerships to ensure academic success for all students.



  • Research shows parent and family engagement improves: 

    • Student attitudes
    • Behavior
    • Social skills
    • Learning
    • Grades
    • Homework completion
    • Testing scores
    • Attendance
    • Graduation rates
    • The likelihood of students pursuing higher education
    • Keep in touch with your child's teacher.
    • Have high educational expectations.
    • Attend school meetings, functions, and events.
    • Seek out information
    • Be an active part of decision making committees.
    • Make school attendance important.
    • Visit your school's website often.
    • Participate in workshops.
    • Encourage learning at home.
    • Participate in extracurricular activities.
    • Support the schools community partners and sponsors.
    • Join the school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
    • Ask your child's teacher how you can help.
    • Ask your child daily, "What did you learn today?"
    • Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast and is well rested.
    • Work with your child to create a homework and study routine.
    • Praise and encourage your child often.
    • Monitor and limit the amount of TV and/or video games your child watches or plays.
    • Celebrate your child's successes and work with them on areas for improvement.


Title I Family Engagement Coordinator
Rebekah Owens Carr
Phone:  865-453-4671




Questions or comments regarding your child's Title I Program can be submitted to Nikki Hensley, Title I Coordinator or your child's principal.