Lebanon Special School District and Wilson County schools are teaming up to kick off the school year on a positive note.
Parents and students from throughout Wilson County are invited to a Back to School Bash Saturday at Lebanon High School.
“This is our inaugural event,” said Denise McMillan, early childhood and family resource supervisor for Wilson County schools and organizer for the event. “I hope it does turn out to be an annual event for us.”
Agencies such as Wilson Emergency Management Agency, Lebanon police and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand, as will local banks, community organizations and local government officials.
“We wanted to make it a fun and productive day,” said McMillan.
Wilson County parents will also have the chance to meet the new director of schools.
“Our new school director will be there, so if we have parents who would like to meet him, he will be showing up along with Scott Benson, [Lebanon Special School District director of schools],” said McMillan.
Parents and students can gather information about various district departments, such as school nutrition, attendance, transportation, special education, and community resources, such as Head Start, Books from Birth, Cumberland Mental Health and more.
“We’ll even have information about ‘What is Common Core?’” said McMillan.
WEMA representatives will teach children and families how to get out safely in a fire.
“We’re also going to have two large inflatables for the kids,” said McMillan.
Students can even get free haircuts at the event, courtesy of Genesis Career College.
Organizers will give away door prizes such as a bicycle and helmet, gift cards, Nike bags and tennis shoes.
“It’s an everybody event,” said McMillan. “Everybody is welcome to come and participate.”