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PARENT EXPO: Pike County Schools shows off programs

Parents of children in the Pike County Schools system got an inside look at the programs and resources offered to students Thursday night at the Pike County Cattlemen Complex.

Parents and students crowded around many tables of auxiliary programs including colleges and community organizations to find out what resources are available and plan for the future.

Meanwhile, drones flew overhead in a demonstration by some of the system’s students in the STEM program, while others piloted robots on the ground while utilizing visual reality goggles.

One booth showed off the health sciences program, showcasing the therapeutic course in particular, complete with mannequin “Jenny” in a hospital bed while students in the program showed what is taught taking care of a patient.

Other booths showcased the school’s other programs including school newspapers, extracurricular activities, and all sorts of advanced learning opportunities.

Students also enjoyed a night of fun and festivities in the rodeo area, including face paint and a bouncy house.