Drumlines, poetry, comedy improv, musical performances and the PMSA Drill Team gave audience members a laugh and a thrill during Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy’s Bring Your Parent to School Day.
On Tuesday, October 4th, after a long day in math, arts, and science classes, PMSA parents were treated to “class A” performances by students on the big stage. The Academy hosted PMSA Idol where parents enjoyed an amazing showcase of student talent.
“Our kids are absolutely amazing and wonderful,” said PMSA Principal, Mrs. Echols, who made a few special changes to this year’s event—including the addition of PMSA Idol. “At PMSA, we have a very talented and diverse student population. Our PMSA Idol showcased the talent of our students and showed parents that there is something for everyone in Python City.”
Parents agreed. Their responses to the student showcase were filled with smiles and applause.
“There is so much talent here,” said PMSA parent Glennis Haynes. “The whole day was wonderful. The showcase was very good. It really displayed the character of our kids. I enjoyed all of it. I really did.”
“Today was outstanding,” said PMSA parent Rhoda Smith. “The students are so talented. I am proud to be a parent at PMSA. The whole day was truly a great experience.”
“I loved everything about it [Bring Your Parents to School Day],” said PMSA parent, Betsy Wilson, “I thought it was awesome. PMSA Idol really showed the talents of a lot of kids. I loved going to the classes, but the program in the auditorium was great.”
“I really appreciated the closing ceremony [PMSA Idol],” said PMSA parent Dan Zeh. “It shows parents what our students are doing outside of academics. We had a chance to see their talents in the performing arts. It was great for the parents, and I think the students really enjoyed it too.”
In addition to PMSA Idol, PMSA parents were offered workshops on the college application process, helping teens deal with stress, the scholarship application process, stress management, and being an empowered parent. PMSA parents also received training on how to best utilize PTHS 209’s student monitoring system, PowerSchool. For the teachers and principal of PMSA, the day was all about connecting with parents and building a partnership to support student success.
Great job, parents and PMSA students! You are a vital part of Proviso Rising!