The Fairfield County School District hosted its fifth annual Back to School Rally at the Fairfield Central High School gym on Saturday.
The rally kicked off with an opening march from the top parking lot between the middle and high schools.
The march included students, teachers, administrators from each of the schools in the district, the Fairfield Central High School band, cheerleaders and football team, school board members, community leaders and Fairfield County Superintendent J.R. Green.
The program that followed the march featured an amazing speaker in Stephen G. Peters, CEO and president of The Peter’s Group.
Peters has 32 years in education and has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and director of secondary education.
While speaking to those in attendance he said, “Put the focus back on every child that comes your way.
Get the kids off of Twitter and Facebook and put their face in a book.”
Peters shared his story and the message behind his best selling book Do You Know Enough about Me to Teach Me and stressed to the teachers in attendance that the value of all the children should be the same.
No matter what they have on or where they are from we must value them the equally.
The day continued with breakout sessions for all school age groups and for parents.
The sessions took place in designated classrooms at the high school where students were given school supplies and had the chance to mingle with classmates, teachers and administrative staff.
Community vendors were on hand in the gym, including the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department, IdentAKid program, Fairfield Behavioral Health, Fairfield County Public Library,Midland’s Technical College, Chameleon Inspirations Learning Center, Adult Education, Southeast Counseling and Consulting, South Carolina Prevent Teen Pregnancy, and Midland’s Technical College’s TRIO program.