Rejuvenating Community Education joins the Chamber of Commerce
Posted at 2:29 PM Fri Apr 7 2023
CPS is currently a member of the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce.
But she added to her engagement on Thursday morning.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with several education officials in attendance to celebrate the Community Education Renewal Membership of the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce.
“What we’re trying to do is diversify and acquire different parts of the Clark County school systems [such as] Community [and] individual schools so that we specifically advertise content and opportunities to our community, students, parents, and grandparents, [and] “Stakeholders are accessible,” said moderator Dustin Howard. “We can specifically target, educate and inform these people [and] Try to be strategic so people can find their niche.
By educating the community, the officials look forward to offering many opportunities.
These can include summer, after school and arts classes, as well as those that allow individuals to learn skills such as completing taxes independently.
Thus, people can be prepared for classes that fulfill a hobby and train them in skills that are applicable to the needs of everyday life.
Ceylan Mayes, who serves as the District and Community Relations Coordinator for the Clark County Public Schools, has been influential in helping to develop the programs.
Adding that finding ways to engage students outside of school is motivating, Mayes states that access to Clark County is also essential.
“Re-establishing that connection with the community and the school is very important,” he said. “It is a double partnership that will evolve towards more things in the community.”
While the educational courses are understandably the focus, ways of participating in the various celebrations and events were also considered.
Cora Hefner played an important role in preparing the classes.
“It’s more of us sharing and networking, and then reaching out to other people to help promote their classes or connecting others to classes while we create our classes and build our back-up,” Mayes said.
In addition to introducing Rejuvenating Community Education into the Winchester-Clark County Chamber of Commerce, the Clark County Board of Education office on Lexington Avenue has decorated its front office.
Those who enter the building can now see the logos and names of each school associated with the Clark County Public Schools.
This list includes Conkwright, Justice, Strode Station, Shearer Elementary Schools, Baker Middle School, Robert D. Campbell High School and George Rogers Clark High School.
As with community education, one of the benefits will be drawing others to the local area.
“We’re really working on not only branding the Clark County Public Schools but also mirroring the stuff on the building,” Howard said. “Not everyone goes to high school to see what happens in the classroom or elementary school to see our teachers in action. Through the visual, it needs to show what our vision is…and we really are one community.” [with] One vision.”