Shell Knob elementary hosts open house, literacy night

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Abby Gibbons, left, and Emma Bos, play a stacking game during a literacy night and community open house event at Shell Knob Elementary, which was held in March. Contributed photo

Community shows supports for school

The Shell Knob Elementary School recently held a literacy night and Community Open House event for grades pre-K through fourth grade.

The theme was Super Heroes.

Danasia and Gresyn Hayes have fun playing the part of super heroes recently when they attended Literacy Night and a community open house event at Shell Knob Elementary School. Contributed photo

“Teachers, staff and middle school students led activities and games for younger students,” said Luana Varner, middle school communication arts teacher and media correspondent. “The school hosts special events like literacy night twice a year,

but held the open house event to thank the community for all it does to support the students and the school.”

“Staff wanted to open the school to the public because so many groups in the community contribute to the school,” said Twilia Harrison, Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce executive director. “This community responds to the needs of students and the school.”

Harrison said one example of how the community responds was when all students received a backpack with school supplies for the year.

“That’s what this community does — it supports the school,” she said.

The evening featured several activities for parents and community members alike.

Mary Benner and Bailey Shipman enjoy activities at Literacy Night March 14 at Shell Knob Elementary School. Contributed photo

“During the night, middle school students gave tours of the building, kitchen staff served dinner, which included a taco bar, and the library had a book fair,” Harrison said. “It was a great turn out with families and community members enjoying all of the activities, food and SKS hospitality.”

Varner also manages the school yearbook and co-sponsors drama and StuCo groups.

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