With the start of the 2012-13 school year coming up on Wednesday, Aug. 22, the annual Open House and Barbeque for West Elementary and the Emmetsburg Middle School has been set for Monday, Aug. 20 at both buildings. The annual event provides students and parents an opportunity to explore their schools before the start of the new school year.
As part of the Open House, which will run from 6 to 7:30 at West Elementary and the Middle School, the Emmetsburg Partners In Education (PIE) will sponsor a beef barbeque from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the West Elementary lunch room. Free will donations will be accepted for the barbeque meal.
There are no scheduled activities during the Open House hours, but most faculty members will be available in their respective classrooms and teaching areas to answer questions, meet new students and families and talk about education in the Emmetsburg Community Schools. Students are also encouraged to bring their school supplies with them to the event to place in their desks or lockers.
Emmetsburg High School incoming Freshman Orientation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the high school. The session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the High School Auditorium.