The start of a new school year is only days away and while parents may feel the crunch of that last-minute rush in getting their children ready, a school-sponsored event could help relieve some of the worries.

The Duncan Public Schools Back-to-School Night kicks off on Tuesday. A presentation starts at 7:30 p.m. at Duncan High School with a speaker. The event is free and open to everyone.

Glenda Cobb, coordinator, said, “We do the Back-to-School Night so parents can meet teachers and see their children’s classrooms. It gives a chance for the little ones to put away their school supplies. Teachers also come and get some of the necessary paper work done.

“It’s to welcome families into our schools. Parents are an important park of the process. They are the first teachers their children will have.”

Of the schools, attendance for elementary and middle school students is the best, Cobb said.

Keynote speaker Sally Ogden, with Love and Logic Institute, will offer parents tips about raising strong kids during tough times. She’ll also have something to say to the incoming students. During the day, Ogden will speak to teachers in two-hour intervals about classroom management and holding students accountable for their behavior.

Ogden is part of a three-day training period the teachers are going through to learn and improve on certain skills.

“Math, classroom management and safety are the main focuses over the three days,” Cobb said.

Elementary teachers will meet at the Simmons Center.

Middle school and high school teachers will meet at Duncan Middle School.

Elementary students will be able to meet their teachers and find their classrooms from 5-6:30 p.m.

Middle school and high school students will have their Back-to-School Night from 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Both meet-and-greet events end in time for parents, teachers and students to make it to DHS to listen to Ogden’s speech.

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