More than 300 members of the Selma community came together to celebrate the first Community Night at Selma Middle on Oct. 2.
Selma Middle faculty, students, and their families were invited to the event to celebrate the school and its students, as well as local businesses and organizations in the community.
Dozens of local vendors and community members from the greater Smithfield-Selma area attended the event. Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver also attended the Community Night, along with other local businesses and organizations like the Boys & Girls Club and the Selma Lions Club.
“The turnout was great! Our hope is to continue not only to grow this event, but to increase the two way involvement between our families and our community members,” said Selma Middle Assistant Principal Shannon Pawlak.
Families and guests had the opportunity to visit with each of the vendors and receive gifts and information about their services.
Parents were also welcomed into their child’s classroom to meet teachers and view the amazing work on display within their rooms.
Family members were invited to participate in an activity called “Shout Out,” where parents wrote inspiring messages on cards and had their picture taken to accompany their messages. The photos and messages will be hung around Selma Middle to remind students they are supported in their efforts.
Information about the school’s new Standards Based Report Card was also available for parents at the Community Night. Selma Middle Teaching and Learning Coaches Shamika Banuelos, Amee Smith, and Chrystal Trammell were available to answer any questions and show examples of the new report.