The Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Red River County Public Library, will join nearly 1,000 chambers of commerce nationwide in celebrating National School Choice Week, which will be held from January 24 – 30, 2016.
National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children. The Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce and Red River County Public Library are using the Week to raise awareness in the community about the different K-12 schooling options available to children and families.
The chamber will also use School Choice Week to celebrate the many talented students and teachers in the Red River County area.
They will be hosting a “What’s Your Reason?” poster contest for grades 1 – 5. Posters should simply reflect why education or school is important. Be sure to include student’s name, school, and grade level on the back. If not a public school entry, please also include a phone number. Entries are being accepted at all four county schools elementary offices, as well as, The Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce and the Red River County Public Library. Deadline is January 20, 2016. Award ceremonies will be held during National School Choice Week. There will be 1 winner per grade at each of the four county schools, Avery, Detroit, Clarksville, and Rivercrest. There will also be five overall winners from area students who are home schooled or receive some other form of alternative education.
If you are a local business and would like more information on how you can help sponsor this event, or are a citizen and would like more information, please contact Laura Dial at 903.427.2645 or Danielle Petty at 903.427.3991.
Held every January, National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort. In 2016, the Week will feature more than 15,500 special events, meetings, and activities across the country, making it the nation’s largest-ever celebration of opportunity in education. For more information about school choice, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com/parents.