JCPS Annual School Showcase Begins This Week

by Devin Katayama on October 17, 2011

Jefferson County Public Schools’ annual school showcase for middle and high schools kicks off this week.

The showcase allows parents and students entering new schools to get more information about what the district offers. Each school sets up information booths and parents can meet school staff and ask about curriculum.

“Parents we always have one thought and children always have another and they both get an opportunity to look at what they think they want or want to do and then they may decide something altogether differently,” said Bernadette Hamilton who has helped put together the showcase for the past two decades. This year, the district has changed the format this year, she said.

“We separated it this year because of other things we are working on mainly the new student assignment plan and we didn’t want to pass out information that may not be correct at this particular time,” Hamilton said.

The elementary school showcase will be held in January. By that time decisions about the JCPS student assignment plan should be made, she said.

The JCPS middle and high school showcase will be at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 21, from 3-7 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A similar showcase, for elementary schools, will be held at the convention center on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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