OMI Parent Advisory Committee Mission Statement
The Oakland Military Institute Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a school-wide Committee that serves the entire body of Students, Parents, Military Staff, and Administration. PAC promotes activities that enhance the enjoyment and well-being at OMI in a way that builds community throughout the school.
What is PAC About?
PAC invites and welcomes all Parents and Guardians of OMI cadets. We value and respect input from a wide spectrum of viewpoints, PAC supports and encourages parents and public involvement at OMI. PAC works on creating a welcoming and vibrant school community.
Benefits of Participating in PAC
By attending PAC meetings, you will get insight regarding school activities and networking with other parents. If you have questions regarding school norms, policies, discipline and education PAC will do its best to answer or direct you to someone that can.
Studies show that students with parents who are involved in their child’s education/school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance and are more likely to complete high school. Positive effects of parental involvement have been demonstrated at both the elementary and secondary levels across several studies. A recent meta-analysis showed that parental involvement in school life was more strongly associated with high academic performance for middle and high school students than helping with homework.
In the past parents at OMI were required to volunteer a minimum of 25 parents hours per school year, this year that is not a requirement. However, PAC still request your support! How, you ask? PAC organizes and partially sponsors the following school events for example: Two annual family BBQ’s, Spaghetti dinner, and school dances, as well as events for our teachers by honoring them during teacher appreciation week.
These activities are funded by money that is raised by PAC during our fundraisers. PAC has also had the honor of assisting cadets that have demonstrated academic excellence with College Scholarships to our seniors for the past two years. All of which PAC could not have done with the help and support of all our amazing parents!
PAC is committed to acknowledging our amazing parents that do complete hours of service to OMI incentives as a show of appreciation.
Thank you in advance for your continued support throughout the 2016 – 2017 school year. We look forward to your participation at our PAC meeting that are held the second Thursday of each month, unless noted from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.