All four Rockingham County school systems have planned activities in observance of American Education Week Nov. 11-17.

The national theme for the week is ``Educating Takes Everyone!' American Education Week urges all citizens to make a commitment to public education by visiting local schools and donating their time and talents to help make the schools better, officials said.In the Rockingham County Schools system, Parent-Conference Day and open house will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Besides touring their child's school and meeting teachers, parents will also receive tips on how they can work with the schools to make their child a better student, according to Myra Moore, community schools director

``We are urging all parents to set up conferences for that day,' said Moore.

In the Reidsville City Schools, elementary students will be heard throughout the week on WREV (1220 AM) radio. The students will present commercials encouraging parents to get involved in education, said Esther Overby, president of the Reidsville chapter of the N.C. Association of Educators.

Examples of children's works, from art to writing, will be displayed at Pennrose Mall throughout the week. In addition, a jump rope performance by a group of elementary school students will take place at the mall Thursday.

A ceremony honoring teachers and staff in the Western Rockingham City Schools will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dillard Primary School. Officials will also recognize Karen Cummings of Scott Elementary School, who was selected Teacher of Year for the system.

In the Eden City Schools, various activities will take place at each school, said superintendent Harold Matthews.

Events will focus on encouraging parents to become involved in their children's education, he said.

``Children whose parents serve as good role models come to school with values and a sense of responsibility that enhances the learning process,' said Matthews.

Parents are asked to call their child's school for information on weeklong activities.

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