Ishpeming Parent Network

“Linking Parents Makes Healthier Kids”


 ”Why form a Parent Network?”

A parent network is a way of organizing parents to support each other in their roles as effective parents and communicators with their children.  Creating a Parent Network is an opportunity to:

  • Set common codes of conduct and standards for our children.
  • Share parenting strategies and learn about important youth issues.
  • Reduce the use of alcohol and drugs by youth and help them decrease risky behaviors.


 We believe:

  • Children/youth develop to their full potential in an environment free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Appropriate limits, guidelines, and expectations are important for the healthy development of children.

  • Our children/youth are entitled to an emotionally non-violent and encouraging atmosphere that is conductive to learning and maturing.


Our Guidelines:

  • To encourage and sponsor wholesome activities  for our children by actively chaperoning.
  • To communicate with the appropriate adults that events outside our homes will be properly chaperoned.
  • To be aware of the influences available to our children via the internet, television, and videos.
  • To serve as positive role models.
  • To Support and use the following curfews as general guidelines:


Grade Level 



 Fifth Grade

N/A   9:00 p.m.

 Sixth Grade

 N/A  9:00 p.m.

 Seventh Grade

 N/A  10:00 p.m.

 Eighth Grade

 N/A  10:00 p.m.

 Ninth Grade

 10:00 p.m.  11:00 p.m.

 Tenth Grade

 10:00 p.m.  11:30 p.m.

 Elevnth Grade

 10:00 p.m.  12:00 p.m.

 Twelfth Grade

 10:00 p.m.  12:00 p.m.
 or 30 minutes after the conclusion of a school/community activity


If you would like more information about the Ishpeming Parent Network, please contact:

  • Janine Johns – (906) 486-8242
  • Ann Niemi – (906) 486-8262