Parent Education

One way for parents to be supportive of Nova’s work is by building a home life which supports the values of hard work and scholarship. To that end Nova hosts periodic Parent Education Nights, co-sponsored by Nova and the NPTO. These evenings are designed thematically around topics of interest to families relating to the business and joy of education at Nova. All events begin at 6.30pm.

2017-18 Parent Education Nights:

  • SoR Information Night (for rising 9th grade families

Orientation – Welcome to SOR, Rising 9th Graders (2017-2018, Pelofske)

2016-17 Parent Education Nights:

9/19/16 – State of Nova: 2016 Assessment Results

10/3/16 – Classical Education 101: The Trivium

2015-16 Parent Education Nights:

  • 12/7/15: Understanding Gender Identity and Gender Diversity
    Todd Savage, Ph.D., NCSP, presented on Understanding Gender Diversity. The purpose of this session was to provide parents with researched based information about gender diversity, what it is, some of the unique challenges gender diverse students face, and how families in the community can support gender diverse individuals. We also heard from a parent about her experiences with a gender non-conforming child. Dr. Savage is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and is the current president of the National Association of School Psychologists.
    Understanding Gender Identity/Diversity Presentation
  • 10/19/15: School-Life Balance
    On Monday October 19, 2015 the results of the School-Life Balance Survey conducted last school year were presented at a Parent Education Night. Additionally, changes in schedule for our School of Logic and classroom adjustments currently implemented were presented with discussion about rigor, individual student schedules, and other variables affecting school-life balance. Identifying solutions to support our students in achieving school-life balance will be ongoing. Stakeholders will be surveyed at a later date to identify strengths/weaknesses of current strategies used in classrooms and scheduling to support student’s school-life balance.
    Part 1: Video Presentation | Part 2: Audio Presentation
    School-Life Balance Survey: PowerPoint Presentation

2014–15 Parent Education Nights:

2013–14 Parent Education Nights:

Presentations from previous Parent Education Nights:

If you have a topic you would like to see addressed, please contact the NPTO to make a suggestion.