It was “back to school” for representatives from the community on April 27, when Yargo Elementary, Haymon-Morris Middle and Apalachee High Schools opened their doors for Community Day. The only part of a typical student day the visitors didn’t experience was homework.
The day of student-led tours, talks, media presentations and student performances provided people who are not familiar with what goes on in the local schools a chance to experience what local learners do every day. They even ate a school lunch served up in the AHS cafeteria.
Barrow County Schools began hosting Community Days this spring in an effort to forge a better partnership with the community.
YES, H-MMS and AHS are part of the “Apalachee Cluster,” schools that feed AHS; Auburn and Kennedy Elementary Schools are also included. Principals at YES, H-MMS and AHS said they opted to host a joint Community Day to give participants a chance to experience the school day “from Pre-K on up through high school.”
For the full story, see the May 5 issue of the Barrow Journal.