W. E. Parker Elementary School held Open House on Monday, September 10. This annual event gave parents the opportunity to visit classrooms, receive literacy tips and Title 1 information, and sign up for PTO.

Parents were welcomed at the front door by WEP’s new administrators, Jaime Creasy and Christina King.  Brittany Blanding, School Improvement Council Chair, provided information about the importance of the council.  The PTO also had a table for parent/teacher sign up and to provide PTO’s plans for this school year.  Genna Covar, Literacy Coach, handed out grade appropriate literacy tips to parents.  Growing lifelong readers is one way we are engaging, empowering, and enriching our students.

This year our Title 1 information was presented in a new format.  We would like to thank Darshan Patel from the Video Production Class at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center for an outstanding job filming and producing the video.  Title 1 provides funding for STEM Academy, Response to Intervention Programs, 1 to 1 technology, literary resources, and computer assisted instruction labs.  All students benefit from this funding.  Principal, Jaime Creasy, remarked, “Here at W. E. Parker, our students are not only involved in hands-on learning, but are also taking ownership of their learning.  In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, it’s more important than ever for our students to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be critical thinkers, solve problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information.”

Parents visited classrooms to speak with teachers, to view some of their children’s work, and in some cases, participate in a scavenger hunt.

Students Pictured, clockwise: Braxton and Quintin Garrett, Kamari and Kamaj Mason, Bentley Burden, Brayden Leischner, Dalton Burden, McKenzie White, Zachary Morris, and Isabella Cain

 

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