The Lone Jack School Center faculty and staff welcomed students back to school during Readifest on Aug. 13. A hosts of parents and students were excited to return to school and learn of their new teachers.
To welcome the students back, Lone Jack’s Family Resource Youth Service Center gave away backpacks and school supplies. Debbie Knuckles with The Children’s Reading Foundation gave away free books and literature, encouraging students to read for at least 20 minutes each day. Christina Partin from the Pineville-Bell County Public Library gave away exciting reading prizes and information about programs students can participate in at the public library. Dulcena Fuson (PTSA parent) encouraged parents to join the parent-teacher organization and gave away a back to school basket, which was won by third-grader Madisyn North.
Russ Mills drew caricatures of the students, which was a big hit, and Melanie Mills, library media specialist/literacy facilitator, talked to the parents about the new Accelerated Reader policy, as well as distributed information packets about the reading program. She also gave students special reading prizes. Eighth-grader Cameron North was the winner of the book basket and UK Caricature poster given away by the library.
New students were registered to begin the first day of school. Brian Crawford, principal, and Darcye Hensley, assistant principal, welcomes all new students who registered. The Lone Jack faculty and staff are excited to see new faces.
Principal Crawford grilled hot dogs for the event, while members of the faculty and staff served the parents and students. Teachers were present to meet and greet the parents and students. The event was a great time for parents and teachers to collaborate to further the students’ academic success. The faculty and staff appreciate everyone who participated in the event and look forward to a successful year.