Students, parents and community members came together March 7 during the annual Celebration of Education at Green High School.

Students, parents and community members came together March 7 during the annual Celebration of Education at Green High School.

The event featured performances, food, face painting, inflatables and student art work displays while 30 businesses participated with informational booths.

“I think the Celebration of Education was a huge success,” Green Schools Foundation President Nancy Pruneski said. “The students seem to really enjoy bringing the parents & grandparents to the event to show off their accomplishments whether it be a performance or school project on display. They also are thrilled when they see their teachers and principals outside the everyday school setting.”

Pruneski said more than 600 bags were handed out to families at the door. She estimates more 1,800 people attended the event.

“This is an opportunity to bring the community together and get to observe some of the talents that Green Schools produces from academics, arts (and) music to the dedication of our staff,” Green Schools Superintendent Jeff Miller said.

Green High School Prinicpal Cindy Brown said it is great having the event at the high school as the younger students’ families get to see everything the high school has to offer.

“We are very appreciative of the teachers, staff and administrators for taking time out of their weekend to spend a few hours with us,” Pruneski said.

New this year was Bulldog Bingo where visitors had to get stickers from certain vendors to complete a bingo card to be entered to win prizes.

Green Local Schools Director of Communications and Community Relations Julie McMahan said one of the reasons she loves the Celebration of Education is because it is generation-based with grandparents, parents and students.

“I would like to recognize the student volunteers who helped out this year,” Pruneski said. “The response from the kids was phenomenal. We had students from the middle ROX program, academic Challenge team and Chain Reaction club. From the high school, we had, National Honor Society, student council, Girls of Green, ROTC, Do Something Club, girls lacrosse team, boys football and baseball teams.”

The Green Schools Foundation is looking for input from the community about the event and how to make it better or what people would like to see the event. Comments can be sent to Pruneski by emailing her pnlf@hotmail.com.