Editor's note: The following is a release from the .
Incoming 6th graders and their parents are invited to attend SPARKS University Tuesday, Aug. 14, to learn more about the school, classes and much more.
The evening begins with a cookout in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 6 p.m. with hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks on the menu.
At 6 p.m. participants will head to the Lukancic auditorium where Principal Trish Rollerson and her team will greet everyone and detail the evening’s SPARKS (Stay Positive, Act Respectfully, Know Success) University program as well as the school’s Bullying Hotline.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. parents and students will have the opportunity to attend several sessions to learn more about middle school life. Sessions to be offered for parents include:
- Enhancement (if a student is enrolled in the new VVSD Enhancement program, it is strongly advised that participants attend this session.)
- The Ins and Outs of Edline (learn about all the great things available in VVSDs on-line portal)
- Getting Work Completed (learn about 90/10, homework expectations, parent involvement and the Academic Center)
- Staying On Top of Academics (student expectations, organization of materials, parent involvement and using a planner)
While parents are in their sessions, students will learn about grab-n-go breakfast, lunch, PE, lockers and much more from Lukancic National Junior Honor Society students
Students will receive their locker numbers and learn how to open and close their lockers. They also should attend the Enhancement program session and may attend the Getting Work Completed session.
More information on the evening is available by calling the school at 815-886-2216.