Parent Extravaganza set for Tuesday

Published 3:51 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

The Board of Education will be hosting its second annual Extravaganza for parents, students, faculty, staff and the community on Tuesday.

“The point of the whole event is to connect our schools and parents,” Amy Bryan, the federal programs coordinator, said. “It’s to help them feel welcome and help them to learn from the sessions and resources that we’re providing.”

The event is free and will be hosted at Greenville High School.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by  a backpack giveaway containing 350 supplies, free hot dogs and snacks, childcare (ages four – 6th grade), vendor booths, parent programs and student performances.

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“The success of the students depends a whole lot on the parents and their involvement in the education,” Bryan said. “It just matters that the parents know what’s going on in the school and support the child.”

At 5:45 p.m., parents will have an opportunity to go to individual sessions that address student safety, tech safety, dual enrollment, AP courses, special education, improving reading skills, math skills, as well as family portraits. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a general session that includes meeting with Superintendent Darren Douthitt.