KCMS hosts Parental Involvement Night Oct. 21


In an effort to strengthen the bond between parents and the Kemper County School District, Kemper County Middle School will be hosting a Parental Involvement Night on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. featuring renowned public speaker Tony T. Yarber.


KCMS Principal David Sanders, who is spear-heading the event that will be held at the Kemper County High School Gym, said he is hoping this will the first of a series of events over the school year that will help focus parents and the school on working together to improve the future of the students.

“We are doing this so that families can become more of a part of what we are doing and be more aware of what is going on,” Sanders said. “We want them to be interactive with the school and be in partnership with us.”


Sanders said KCMS, which includes the seventh and eight grades, is made up of 149 students.

Sanders said Yarber is an engaging speaker with a strong message. He first heard Yarber when he spoke at a system-wide event that was held for all Kemper County School employees before the fall semester began.


“I thought that he would be perfect for us and Mr. Hudson (school superintendent Hilute Hudson) agreed,” Sanders said.


Yarber has provided presentation for key topics at more than 500 events over the past 20 years. Is is a former school principal, coach, pastor, and mayor.


Sanders said that all people connected with the KCMS students are invited to attend, as well as those throughout the school system no matter what grade their children may be in.

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