HHS observes open house for parents
Hartselle High School parents had the opportunity to follow their children from classroom to classroom, meet their teachers and glean pertinent information from administrators during an open house for parents Thursday evening.
Parents were greeted at the north entrance by ambassadors from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and had the opportunity to visit with PTSO and other representatives in the lobby. Later, they assembled in the auditorium where newcomer Superintendent Vic Wilson was introduced and spoke briefly. Principal Jeff Hyche also welcomed the guests, made a couple of announcements and turned them loose to follow the schedules of their children from class to class.
Superintendent Wilson told the parents what he wants to see happen in Hartselle schools is for them to become the best they can be.
“The ACT and AP scores of students continue to go up,” he pointed out. “In order for that to continue, we need to maintain close communication with our parents. If you hear a rumor or run across information on Facebook that involves your child’s school or its personnel and causes you concern, please check for facts. I urge you to call the principal, counselor or teacher first. If that doesn’t work, please call me.”
Hyche announced that a process is underway to see if the school meets the requirements of a Blue Ribbon School. He said input from parents is one source of information needed and urged parents to pick up a survey form, fill it out and get it back to the school. He also urged them to join and support the PTSO and Academic Booster Club.