Parent Involvement & Meetings

  • Student success is dependent upon parents and guardians being involved in their child's school life, even if they claim they don't want you involved. Student success is related to adult involvement. Students do want you involved. They just don't want to look un-cool in front of their friends because their parents showed up. Take the risk, show your child you care about their future. If you care enough to be involved in your child's education, your child may care enough to be involved in their education.
    If you want to know what is happening at your child's school you must be at the school. Relying on what your child shares with you may cause you to miss a lot of information...things you can do to get involved:

    • Check our calendar frequently
    • Volunteer when you can
    • Go on field trips 
    • Share your talents and knowledge
    • Go to the parent meetings
    • Talk to your child about school everyday
    • Email or call your child's teachers
    • Go to school plays and concerts
    • Attend sporting events

    Be there with or without your child's approval. Even if they do not thank you now, they will appreciate it, and it will improve their academic success. 
    Education is a partnership among students, school and home.

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences are very important!  Come, meet your student's teachers, find out how they are doing in class.  

    To learn more -- click here... Parent Teacher Conferences. 


    Parent Involvement Meetings

    Our first meeting will be a Family and Community Kickoff on Oct 8 from 11 - 1 pm.  Come join us for informal meet-and-greet gathering. Converse with other families over hamburgers and hotdogs, meet the Parent Involvement Team and Harding staff and administrators, attend brief information sessions, and participate in games and school tours.

    The following meetings will be in the cafeteria at 5:30 pm for a light supper and to get general information about the night's topic, then from 6:00 - 7:30 pm people will separate into 5 Parent Groups based on first language for more complete information and discussion. (See dates in right sidebar).


    Parent Portal

    Parent Portal
    allows parents/guardians to access attendance, grades, assignments and teacher contacts. You will need to create a username and a password in order to use Parent Portal. Contact the main office at 651-793-4700 for assistance.


    Click below for the school compact, the Family Engagement Plan, and a summary of Harding's School Comprehensive Improvement Plan (SCIP).

Contact Information

  • Veu Thor ~ (651) 744-2569
    Parent Involvement Coordinator

    James Bush ~ (651) 744-3218

    Ahmed Mohamud ~ (651) 744-3273

    Maetzin Saenz ~ (651) 744-2457

    Sunshine Timothy ~ (651) 744-6282

    Pong Vang ~ (651) 744-3223

Meeting Dates

  • What: Parent/Family Meetings
    Where: Harding Cafeteria
    Day: Mondays or Thursdays
    Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    5:30 - 6:00 pm Light supper
    6:00 - 7:30 pm Small group meetings

    Dates for 2016-2017:

    • Saturday, October 8, 2016  (Family & Comm Kick off 11 -  1 pm)
    • Monday, November 14, 2016
    • Thursday, January 12, 2017
    • Monday, February 6, 2017
    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    We hope to see you there!

Parent Academy

  • Parent Academy is back at Harding High School!

    Parent Academy is a free program offered for parents/guardians of St. Paul Public School students. This program provides tools and information to support families and students. For more information, contact Pong Vang at 651-744-3223 or at

    This year, we will have two sessions at Harding High School. Please join us on these evenings!

    Seminar #1: Being an Advocate   
    Date:  November 7, 2016 (Mon)
    Time:  5:30pm-8:00pm
    Topic:  Being an Effective Advocate for Child's Education: Tips and Strategies, plus we will discuss one-on-one meetings, school-level leadership, and district opportunities for parent voice.
    Languages offered: English, Hmong, Spanish , Karen

    Seminar #2: Academic Plans
    Date:  December 5, 2016 (Mon)
    Time:  5:30pm-8:00pm

    Topic:   Importance of Developing an Academic Plan.  This helps prepare your child for college readiness.
    Languages offered: English, Hmong, Spanish , Karen