Ironwood Schools to host LLW open house
February 5, 2020
By RICHARD JENKINS
Ironwood — The Ironwood Area Schools is hoping to show its parents a bit more about what the district has to offer at an open house Friday before the boys basketball game against Drummond — with the event offering multiple ways to get into the game for free.
The open house runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Luther L. Wright K-12 School prior to the basketball game, said Elementary Title 1 teacher Michelle Giackino, who is helping organize the event with science teacher Cheryl Jacisin.
She said the event coincides with the district’s celebration of its winter homecoming and is an effort to get parents more involved in the school.
The event will feature at least 18 tables or rooms throughout the building with information at each stop.
“It’s not just things that are involved with the game and offshoots of it. Our AP classes are going to have a table, our art teacher is going to have her room open, our special (education) teachers are going to have their rooms open,” Giackino said.
She explained the parents will be given maps of the school and a “passport” with various stops on it, at each station or room, they can get the passport stamped and once there are 10 stamps, they can use that to get free admission into the basketball game.
“The main idea is getting parents in the door — they’re going to be in the door anyway for the game — we’ll give them something to do before that,” she said.
As part of the open house, the National Honor Society and Junior High Student Council will be selling ribbons to raise money for domestic violence awareness, with the purchase of a ribbon also qualifying the wearer for free admission to the game.
The open house is intended for K-12 parents and those with kids in the Great Start Readiness Program
Along with providing information on various aspects of the district, Giackino said the teachers and students are also decorating some of the classroom doors and hallways. Parents attending the open house will be able to vote on the best decorations.
Giackino asked those attending the open house to use Luther L. Wright’s Pabst Street entrance so they can pick up the materials they need for the event.