Military Student Connect Club
  • Meetings are held in the Cyber Cafe.

    Next year's schedule will be set once the Ambassadors meet to determine meeting dates and times.

  • Hello and welcome!!!!

    Are you interested in joining?  Please take a moment to fill out the interest form.


    Here are some resources for military families.

    Let me know if you have a good resource to add to our collection.

    vr, Ms. P

    SHS School Military-Connected Student Liaison

    SCPS Military Family Resources

    For more than 50 years, the National Military Family Association (NMFA) has been on a mission to stand up for, support, and enhance the quality of life for every military family through bold advocacy, innovative programming, and dynamic and responsive solutions.


    With summer fast approaching, we always get questions regarding what activities are available for our military connected children. Operation Purple, through the National Military Association, has some wonderful FREE options for our military families. Please share with families and staff as you deem appropriate within your school as the Purple Star POC. This would be great information to share in a newsletter for military families.


    Click on the link below to learn about all programs available for military connected children offered by the National Military Family Association.


    Operation Purple Camp is just one of five opportunities offered. 

    This is a special week for building community, connections, and resilience created just for military kids.

    Operation Purple® Camp offers military kids a FREE week of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them.

    Children from all uniformed services, including National Guard, Reserve, Space Force, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may apply. 


    Williamsburg, Virginia

    June 25-30

    Ages 7-15

    Other locations, times and age groups are available.


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    About Military Kids Connect® Home | Military Kids Connect (

    Military Kids Connect is an online community for military children ages 6-17, and provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children dealing with the unique psychological challenges of military life.  MKC offers informative activities, helpful videos, and an online community that can build and reinforce understanding, resilience, and coping skills in military children and their peers. Today's military kids grow up in a world where they face unique challenges such as multiple deployments of important family members and frequent moves to new schools and neighborhoods. They need a unique set of skills to draw on to get through long and often difficult separations and situations. MKC helps children prepare for the challenges faced during these significant family transitions. Through videos, activities, and participation in MKC's monitored online forums, children can share their own ideas, experiences, and suggestions with other military children, helping them to know they are not alone in dealing with the stresses of military life. MKC's parent and educator tracks provide information to help adults understand what it takes to support military children at home and school. Safety is our number one priority. To keep children safe while using MKC, we pre-moderate all online forums to ensure no personally identifiable information is present. Additional information on safety measures can be found in our Privacy Policy.



    Bloom: By Military Teens – For Military Teens Bloom (

    Bloom is the place you can find comfort and advice about everything military kid related: from moving tips to the top things to do at your duty station. You can also read posts from our featured authors, often other military kids who want to share their stories and connect with their community. They all offer a different perspective on military life. Bloom also highlights all the cool things military brats are doing around the world, like writing songs about their life and winning awards.


    Attached:  The Field Guide to the Military Teen by Bloom

    Written and illustrated entirely by actual military teens, the Field Guide is a one-stop-shop for serving the MilTeens in your community. Whether you are a teacher, principal, coach, superintendent, pastor, volunteer, or community member, everyone can help support their local MilTeens by simply learning about their lifestyles.

    Though non-MCEC, another resource is through  
    They offer 24/7, No-Cost, Safe, Secure, and Anonymous Online Tutoring and Homework Help  (over 150+ subjects) for military families.
    Here's the link: 



    SchoolQuest Help Military Families Manage School Moves:  SchoolQuest Helps Military Families Manage School Moves - Military Child Education Coalition

    • SchoolQuest is an interactive tool specially designed to support highly mobile military families and students. Making the best choices for your student before, during and after a PCS move increases the chances of academic success and social well-being. 

    Programs, Training & Initiatives Programs, Training & Initiatives - Military Child Education Coalition

    • MCEC believes it is important for professionals to know how to identify and respond to the complex needs of military-connected children and youth. Across disciplines such as education, healthcare, childcare, and business, MCEC trains professionals to address the unique challenges facing our military children. All training is grounded in research and presented by highly skilled instructors.  Trainings are offered for parents and students as well on the MCEC website.


    Parent Webinars Webinars - Military Child Education Coalition

    • MCEC Parent workshops are available via webinar to support parents who are remote or not located near a major military installation. Webinars are typically presented live on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Noon EST. Participants must register in advance for the live webinar presentation or to watch webinars on-demand.


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Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jacinda Patishnock


My husband is retired Army.  We have three sons that were military children.  Two of them went on active duty in the Army.  

I was an Army Family Team Building master instructor.

I just signed on to be the Military Student liaison.

I am looking forward to starting the group back up and working with military families.

Last Modified on June 3, 2024