Family Learning Program
School District 21 is proud of its Family Learning Program, which provides classes to District 21 parents while simultaneously providing classes and enriching learning enviornments for their children. The Family Learning Program has been a cooperative effort from its inception with the Wheeling Park District.
Classes for parents have included technology and English classes at both the beginning and advanced levels. Classes for parents are free while there is a nominal fee for student classes. Babysitting is also provided for toddlers and pre-school students.
Each District 21 elementary and middle school has a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Participation in these organizations, as well as their regular meetings, is open to all parents. PTOs raise money to provide for schools' additional needs, and PTOs create student and family events within the school community.
Parent Advisory Council/
Principal's Advisory Council
Each school has a Parent Advisory Council (also called Principal's Advisory Council). These groups, which feature a different make-up from school-to-school provide the school administration with an opportunity to provide information to parents on topics that they request as well as to gain information from parents on a range of issues.