March 10-14 set as Texas Public School Week

By FAITH HUFFMAN, News Telegram News Editor

Feb. 25, 2008 - March will be a busy month for local schools. After the stress from a week's worth of Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills testing, students and teachers will work toward preparing classrooms for open house activities.

Sulphur Springs Independent School District, like schools across the state have designated the week of March 10 as public schools week. This year's theme is "Lift Off to Learning" so campuses and classes will be working on a variety of activities and projects around that topic.

School board members passed a resolution earlier this month noting that it's through a solid foundation of quality education; dedication on the parts of parents, educators and the community in supporting schools; teachers' commitment to excellence and continued improvements that today's students are prepared to be tomorrow's successful leaders.

The resolution also encourages "all citizens ... to reaffirm their commitment to public schools during Texas Public Schools Week March 10-14, take time to visit their child's campuses and find ways to contribute and make a difference in the lives of our children."

Texas Public Schools Week has been observed for more than 50 years across the state.

SSISD has slated open house activities in conjunction with Texas Public Schools Week at each campus over the course of three designated days.

Open house at Early Childhood Learning Center/Beginnings Learning Center, Douglas Intermediate School and Houston Learning Center will be conducted on each campus from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10.

Sulphur Springs Middle School and High School will observe public schools week from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11.

Open house at all four elementary schools -- Austin, Bowie, Lamar and Travis -- will be conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13. As with most school activities, no public school week events are slated for Wednesday so as not to interfere with any church activities.

For more information, contact the child's school or teacher, and watch for school notices sent home with children reminding of public schools week activities.

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