JHS opens Crimson Community Connection for parents

By Ryne Turke on January 22, 2016 at 1:13pm

A new program at Jacksonville High School is hoping to strengthen the bond between administrators, teachers and students.

About 20 community members showed up to the first Crimson Community Connection meeting last week. JHS Principal Mike McGiles notes the parents and administrators in attendance were eager to hear what each side had to say.

“Parents want to be involved in their children’s education. I think they want to share their ideas with us. We want to make sure they stay informed. We want to grow this group and make sure they stay involved.”

McGiles says each meeting will consist of a presentation from administrators, a question and answer period and time for general conversation with staff.

McGiles notes there was a program similar to Crimson Community Connection years ago, but that was disbanded due to dwindling attendance.

McGiles says course selection for students was covered during the last meeting. Timely and pertinent topics will be introduced each month by administrators.

The program’s next meeting will be February 22nd at JHS.