Owen County High School to host open house for parents

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By The Staff

Owen County High School invites students and parents to attend an open house between 5 and 6:30 p.m. March 30.

Nominations are being taken through March 25 for a parent to serve on the high school’s Site-based Decision-making Council (SBDM). Please stop by the school’s office to fill out a nomination form for a parent-representative to serve on the council.

During the open house, parents will have an opportunity to vote for those who have been nominated. If you have a child enrolled at OCHS next year, you are eligible to vote in this SBDM election. Once ballots have been tallied that evening, results will be announced.

OCHS is encouraging parents to become involved at the high school level in an effort to help organize and support special projects for the students. Kathy Resetar, Community Education Director, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding service as a volunteer at OCHS. We are striving to increase parent involvement at OCHS and are looking at ways to establish positive interactions between the school and our parents. Please stop by and see her.

At 5 p.m., refreshments will be served and parents can begin meeting with teachers.  All parents are required to sign-off on students’ ILPs or IGPs before they may pre-register for classes next year.  Parents are welcome anytime during the open house to meet with their child’s TEAM teacher to sign-off on this document. This is done electronically via a computer.

From 5:30 to 6,  Patti Clark will make a presentation about students doing community service. During the past two years, Owen County KEYS,  TAPP and SERVE have coordinated trips to New Orleans to offer local students the opportunity to serve victims of Hurricane Katrina. This year, these organizations will  hold a weeklong service camp in Owen County. During the open house on March 30, coordinators will present plans for this project and will seek volunteers to help run the camp and work with students as they serve Owen County residents. A camp director is needed for this project, as are a variety of volunteers to help with everything from feeding students to coordinating work sites.

Join the organizers at the open house on March 30 for more information about Summer Servolution and how you and your child can be part of this life-changing week.

From 6 to 6:30 there will be a presentation by Community Collaboration for Children: Brighton Center.

The purpose of this presentation is to stimulate discussion on:

• How to promote the prevention of child abuse/neglect in Owen County.

• How does Owen County compare to other Northern Kentucky counties’ problems of child abuse/neglect.

• What is DCBS and what do they do?

• Show-casing what service-providers are in the community.

• What else can the community do to prevent child abuse/neglect?