Open House & Community Block Party – 08/12/2019

Southside Ashpole Elementary held a festive and well-attended Open House/Community Block Party on Monday, August 12th. Teachers were set up in the gym to with meet parents and answer questions. Outside, attendees enjoyed music, food, snow-cones, a bounce house, face-painting and more.

New school director Dr. Kenneth Bowen, ISD Superintendent Dr. James Ellerbe, and Achievement for All Children President Tricia Cotham were in attendance to meet and mingle with attendees.

Below are some picture from the event:

ISD Superintendent Dr. Ellerbe engages with community members and parents.


AAC President Tricia Cotham and James Ellerbe talk with South Ashpole Elementary parents about the upcoming 2019-20 school year.


Teachers meeting with students and families as they prepare for the start of school on August 26th.


School Director Dr. Kenneth Bowen greets Open House attendees.


Attendees gather around a resource table to fill out a school/community survey.


Kenneth Bowen and James Ellerbe talk with Rowland resident Derrick Graves who helped cater the event.
Food, fun and bounce houses added to the festivities.