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Local school district spotlights education
San Jacinto News- Times

COLDSPRING -- Parents who have said, “I don’t understand my kid’s math” should attend Coldspring-Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District’s “In the Spotlight 2011.” A District-wide event for all grade levels, “In the Spotlight” is Thursday, January 20 at Coldspring-Oakhurst High School. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Childcare is available free of charge for students in prekindergarten through the fi fth grade. A catering truck from Papa John’s will be on campus selling pizza for the evening. Papa John’s will donate 20 percent of proceeds from the sale to COCISD. The purpose of “In the Spotlight” is to bring all COCISD services under one roof. It includes a showcase of programs as well as educational breakout sessions offering information for student success in school and in daily living. Certifi ed math instructor and COCISD math coach, Susan Butler, will host a session to assist parents in understanding changes in math education and to suggest ways they can support their child’s math education. Lincoln Junior High Assistant Principal Johnny Walker will present information on “Gang Involvement in Rural America.” He will discuss why young people join gangs, how to identify a gang, warning signs of gang involvement, and how to intervene or prevent a child from joining a gang. Additional breakout sessions include: • Blast-Off: Discovery Kids Camp • “12th Grade is Too Late to Plan for Life after High School” • P r e - K i n d e r g a r t e n Magic • Bullying 101 • Math Rocks • Mean Girls • Study Island • How to Deal Successfully with a Behaviorally Challenged Child • Learning from the Past: Digging in With Fossils The evening’s schedule is: 5:30 – 6 PM: Registration 6 – 6:30 PM: Breakout Session I 6:30 – 7 PM: Breakout Session II 7– 8 PM: “In the Spotlight” showcase - a come-and-go event highlighting services in COCISD and the San Jacinto County community. At the end of the evening, those attending breakout sessions are eligible for door prizes donated by Peoples State Bank and The Bank of San Jacinto County.


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