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August 31, 2006

Thomas County-  The Thomas County Schools are looking for willing parents to volunteer their time.  The schools held two volunteer orientation programs to get parents involved in their children's schools.  According to 30 years of research, parental involvement is the single most important aspect and indicator of a student's success. 

"When parents are involved, there's an increase in test scores. There's also an increase in students in terms of their motivation in terms of their self esteem," said Pam Lewis, Thomas Co. Parent Involvement Coordinator. 

The schools are looking for parents to volunteer in the classroom, listening to students read and helping with bulletin boards. Parents can also volunteer to help with book fairs and other special activities.

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