A crowd of students and their families filled the Cochon de Lait Pavilion in Mansura on Jan. 24. Schools and early childhood education centers provided information on school programs and activities.

Marksville High School cheerleaders Sydney Bordelon (chicken) and Jada Williams (Mardi Gras rider) entertain the Parental Involvement Fair crowd with a dance.

Bunkie Magnet High had a Mardi Gras theme to its Parental Involvement Fair booth.

Avoyelles High paid tribute to a favorite pastime in this area -- crawfish boils

Avoyelles School Board members Stanley Celestine Jr. and Aimee Dupuy (far left) check out the LaSAS booth with LaSAS parent Brenda Ducote, APSD Special Ed Supervisor Dawn Pitre (center), LaSAS Principal Eric Rachal (far right) while 8th grade math teacher Keri Desselle mans the booth. Celestine, 19, is a not-so-long-ago graduate of LaSAS and one of the state's youngest elected officials.

Annual event puts the 'public' back into 'public schools'

Although parking was a bit more challenging and the display area somewhat smaller, the 9th annual Parental and Family Involvement/Engagement Fair was once again a time for Avoyelles Parish schools



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