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Step up, parents, to opportunity to help guide your children

We want to bring more attention to an event — a special showcase — scheduled by the Keystone Central School District in late January.

The district will host its second Curriculum Showcase Night starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Central Mountain High School to also include students at Bucktail Area High School.

The auditorium should be packed with parents of students in grades 8 through 11.

The showcase will provide information to parents about course offerings and the scheduling process for 2020-2021.

Of course, it is also open to any new students and families who wish to learn more about what the district has to offer.

This event can serve as a catalyst – as inspiration – to parents to talk to their children about what they’re interested in learning.

The informative night will include an open house format from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Presentations start at 5:30 and will be repeated at 7 to allow flexibility to parents.

Various members from over 50 clubs and activities will be represented in the gymnasium, department leaders for Course and Elective Offerings will be located in the cafeteria, counselors and College Dual Enrollment Representatives will be in the library, and course instructors for every Career and Technical Center program will be in their classroom and lab spaces.

The district will even offer personal tours by student ambassadors.

The district also, we know, is always open to parents’ feedback about course offerings.

We know there will be parents who step up and educate themselves about the best educational offerings and opportunities for their children.

We also know there will be parents who show complete apathy.

How sad.

We trust the district is reaching out to all parents of students in grades 8 through 11 in many ways to get their attention.

A robust attendance will say a lot about the importance KC parents place on their children’s education.

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