Patuxent Valley Middle School is holding several Parent Empowerment Academy sessions over the school year. The first was Nov. 6. If you missed it and would like to be part of this program, you can find out ways to help your children with their homework, to keep them motivated, keep up with school events and what support programs exist for you and your children. The next session will be Jan. 28. To find out more about this program, contact Marcus Nicks at email@example.com.