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What is PALS? A workshop for parents

(PALS stands for Promoting Achievement, Learning and Success)

Where: SMS

Who: YOU and your child!

When: 8:00 AM until approximately 9:30 AM

What is PALS? PALS is for ALL families.  We recognize that there is no one right way to raise a middle school child and not all techniques work for all parents. There are, however, more effective ways to interact with adolescents, and our goal is to provide parents with a range of tools and strategies that they can have at their disposal. PALS focuses on three main components: the social/emotional development, the educational development, and family development through one-on-one time with your child.

Please join us for our 2017-2018 PALS meetings this school year.  This year we will focus on the developmental stage of adolescence and what their learning experiences entail.  We value your partnership as we all work to nurture your child's development in these transformational years.  See you soon!

Sandhills Middle School

PALS 2017-2018




September 12th

Canceled due to hurricane

Canceled due to hurricane

November 7th

What is productive struggle? How does it impact my child’s learning at SMS?

How does productive struggle impact my child’s social/emotional being?

What skills are necessary in order to persevere?


January 9th

How can I help support my student as a parent/guardian?

What skills are necessary in order to problem-solve?


March 13th

What is inquiry?

How does inquiry support college, career, and citizenship readiness?

How does personalized learning and the career clusters we offer connect to the Profile of the SC Graduate?


May 8th

How can we help other parents learn about SMS PALS and the learning that takes place at SMS?

What are the skills necessary in order to be innovative?