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Focus on October: A Look Back on Favorite Stories Involving Fathers, Music, Teachers, and Red Carpet

NHA Communications Team  |  November 14, 2022
The month of October proved to be busy for NHA schools with celebrations of new Honor Societies and growing musical prowess, while Count Day welcomed the superstars of the schools: the scholars.
One story that really stood out centered on Pinnacle Academy students and their fathers. The school held a Fathers Walk, promoted by Cuyahoga County, where the school is located. The event featured fathers walking their children to school, where upon arrival they were celebrated with confetti, photographs, and small gifts.
Encouraging fathers to stay involved in their child’s education and growth is vital to their development, Pinnacle Academy Lower Elementary Dean Erin Raymont said.
“An event that includes dads is vital to our students’ growth and development, both for their social/emotional and academic,” Raymont said. “Students that have involved parents, especially dads or other male role models, typically have better classroom behaviors, better grades, and enjoy school more.”
Fits well with the word Respect, October’s Moral Focus Virtue, doesn’t it?
Below are a few links to stories from October that highlight other schools and the things they’re doing to prepare our scholars for college and beyond.
Visit our recent news blog for more stories about NHA schools.
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