LaGRANGE, Ga – The school bell rings Wednesday for Troup County Schools. However, in preparation for the big day, Troup County educators have made it a point to reach out to the community like never before. It’s a back-to-school bash, but there are no long faces here. It’s just one of the many ways Troup County this year is reaching out to students and parents before the school year begins.
For Troup County educators, this back to school bash for Callaway Elementary is just one of many ways the school system has focused on making education a family affair. In fact, Troup County is so determined to make kids and their parents feel included– teachers and administrators have hit the streets.
“Some of our school actually went out into the community to each and every single parent and student’s home to say, ‘Welcome back! I’m your teacher– I’m your administrator.’ They gave back school supplies that were donated through the community, and so, that was very exciting to be able to reach out to the public in that manner,” Yolanda Stephen, Public Relations Director of Troup County Schools.
Stephen adds that Troup County has been working to make its curriculum relevant to students and their lives.
Engagement is the goal– and if today’s turnout is any indication, the school year will start strong.
What any summer party needs, even a back-to-school bash, is a way to cool off, provided courtesy of the Fire Department here. School start back in Troup County on Wednesday, August 10.
Troup County fire, law enforcement, and EMS all partnered with the school system to help host the back-to-school bashes. The community has also conducted back-to-school drives to collect school supplies to give to Troup County students