MoCo Schools to Hold Eagle Expo
Montgomery County Schools will have a night to inform parents of resources and show off school programs during the Eagle Expo, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30. The event welcomes parents and family members of students from all schools within the system, and will even provide a free meal and childcare for those who attend. A portion of the evening will be spent reviewing federal Title I information, and the remainder of the time will feature an expo-style layout with booths and tables for school and community resources available to students and parents.
Organizations that will participate in this exposition include Montgomery County Recreation Department, Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (SECCA), Montgomery County Department of Children and Family Services (DFACS), Montgomery County Health Department, and the Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce.
School resources that will be answering questions and issuing information to parents and students will include scholarship information; school clubs and organizations; Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE); and other extracurricular activities.
According to Superintendent Stan Rentz, the idea for this event sparked when administration began preparing for the annual Title I information session that is required by federal guidelines. The school system wanted to provide parents and students with an event that would truly be beneficial to all parties and planned to provide more than just the required information.
“The Eagle Expo is about bringing the school and the community together in one place so that parents and students can benefit from all that the school system and our community have to offer our families,” he remarked. “Our hope is that the Montgomery County community will come together and we will be able to provide information and resources that are often overlooked so that we can build stronger families, more well-rounded students, and a more deeply connected community.”
Rentz says the event will focus on information regarding scholarship opportunities, extracurricular activities, support systems, and ways to best help students succeed regardless of their age. All parents and students of Montgomery County Schools are welcome to attend.