Parents learn about student expectations at Birdlebough High School open house

A mixture of students, parents, teachers and administrators filled the halls of John C. Birdlebough High School on Sept. 25 for the school’s open house.

Principal Gregory Molloy, who greeted students and parents as they entered the building, said the event allows parents to see what their students will be learning and get a feel for what their children experience every day.

“It’s a great opportunity to start building an educational partnership between the school and parents,” he said.

Molloy said the open house helps to create lines of communication between parents and teachers, which helps bridge the gap between what students learn in the classroom and what they’re able to retain at home.

“This certainly creates those lines of communication so parents can communicate and know how to get a hold of their teachers,” he said. “Then they kind of know what the protocol and expectations are, so they can reinforce those concepts at home.”