Grayson County High School held an Ice Cream Social for its freshmen students on July 29. More than 260 students met teachers, participated in a pep rally, picked up a free t-shirt and ate ice cream. The event helped students learn the layout of the high school before opening day when the halls are full of 1200 students.
Parents received lots of new information about the high school. According to Assistant Principal Lacy Cox, a parent who has sent four students through the high school in the last 10 years told her that he learned more about the high school during the event than he had known with the first three children. The school hosted sessions on dual credit, athletics, college preparations, shadowing, academic team, transportation and the new graduation requirements.
“I think it gave parents more ownership of the school,” Cox said after the event. “We (administrators) had a good experience with the parents and students.”