School celebrates thankfulness

Published 4:48 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2016

From staff reports

CLANTON — Clanton Intermediate School recently celebrated a wonderful day.

The day began with an invitation to the parents to come and share with their child in a pre-Thanksgiving meal. Louise Pitts, the principal of CIS, was surprised that over 430 visitors responded to the invitation.

“As educators, we continue to encourage our parents to come to the school and participate in their child’s education in any way they can. By participating in your child’s school activities, this builds that trust with the students, parents and school’s faculty/staff and establishes that we are a team and working together to help make the students successful in school,” Pitts said.

The student enrollment at CIS is approximately 625 students. Roger Sheffield, the assistant principal, stated that the heroes of the day were the lunchroom ladies.

“Their daily job duties are always demanding along with all lunchroom workers across the county.  But with this new event, we knew this was going to be a challenge. However, the lunchroom ladies worked very hard above and beyond their daily duties to make the day successful feeding the student body, faculty and staff and over 400 extra visitors. It was an amazing and wonderful sight to see so many visitors visiting their children at our school,” Sheffield said.

The parents were invited back to the school that night for a brief PTO meeting to share in the success and updates of the organization and future plans for CIS in 2017.  After the meeting, the third and fourth grade classes performed and sang a Thanksgiving skit for the parents, which was enjoyed by all attending.

Pitts and Mr. Sheffield thanked the faculty and staff at CIS, especially the lunchroom workers, the students and all the parents for coming out and making the event successful.