Shell Knob elementary hosts open house, literacy night
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.
“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.
“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.