Students at Cassville Elementary show off their soccer vouchers from the Sparta YMCA

Principal Greg Wilson welcomes parents at WCHS Open House

White county schools host open house

[SPARTA, TN, August 2023– ] Last Thursday each school opened its doors to parents and guardians at the annual White County Schools Open House. Parents had the opportunity to meet teachers and observe their student’s learning environment.

“This event offers parents the chance to meet teachers, experience the learning environment, and actively engage in their child's educational journey,” Director of Schools, Kurt Dronebarger said.  “When parents are involved, students thrive, and together, we create a stronger foundation for academic achievement.”

Open House looked different at each school, but the goal remained the same– parent engagement and involvement. Many schools partnered with local community organizations. 

"We had a great turnout at Cassville Elementary,” Principal Shauna Hicks said. “We partnered with the YMCA, White County Public Library, and the White County Health Department.” Students received free passes and soccer league vouchers from the YMCA, a $25 Hitch gift certificate from the PTO, and everyone enjoyed a popsicle. It was a great way to bring our community together and kick off the school year.”

The schedule for the first parent-teacher conference is as follows: White County High School will host a conference on September 12 from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. PreK-5 sessions are scheduled for October 19 from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m., while the White County Middle School conference is set for October 26 from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Parents can reach out to teachers and principals before parent/teacher conferences with any questions or concerns. Contact information can be found at Parents who wish to be a part of their schools Parent Teacher Organization can also reach out to principals for PTO president contact information.

The White County School District serves approximately 4,000 students from PreK through grade 12 across eight schools. The district's mission is to help all students become responsible self-directed learners capable of thriving in society. Led by Mr. Kurt Dronebarger, Director of Schools, and governed by the Board of Education, the district maintains a safe and secure environment, free from violence, drugs, and fear. To learn more, visit