By Savannah McDade Posted September 22, 2009
On September 10, 2009, Lowry kicked off the new school year by inviting parents to its annual Open House.
It was held in the old gym with cookies provided by Leadership. Tables were set up for each department where parents could voice comments and concerns with teachers.
Although the turn-out wasn’t as anticipated, Lowry principal Mrs. Deborah Watts remained optimistic and is planning to schedule other events incorporating parents such as a Hispanic Parents’ Open House Night, and even suggesting a parent night for every class.
In regards to a better turn-out in the future, Mrs. Michelle Garrison suggested an idea from the past in which parents were given a copy of their child’s class schedule and permitted to visit with each teacher in their own classroom.
This is particularly advantageous to the Art and Science departments allowing parents to have a better idea of what is going on in these classes and they would have the opportunity to see their child’s work. This might also allow parents to enjoy the atmosphere which might make Open House seem more meaningful, therefore, drawing more parents in.
This is the third year Lowry has had an Open House in the current format and overall things ran smoothly for students, parents, and teachers.