LP Vaughn welcomes students from Parks at Open House


LP Vaughn faculty welcomed parents of students from Parks Elementary to its Open House Aug. 11. “We’ve successfully merged and the first two days of school have been great,” said Principal Kristie Irchirl.

Assistant Principal Trisha Weaver started her 20th year in education at LP Vaughn. She’s been primarily involved in Title 1 programming, which is the federal funding the schools get based on the number of low income students enrolled. The purpose of this programming is so all students can have access to an education.

With the merging of the two schools, LP Vaughn now have four computer labs and they’re upgrading the technology in the classrooms. The administration plans on focusing on literacy this year. Students that are good readers do well in all of their subjects.

Music and band teacher Danny Von Kanel spoke to parents about the LP Vaughn’s School of Fine Arts. Students at Vaughn will be eligible for $150 scholarships.

A 5K Walk/Run will be held Nov. 19 to raise money for the Fine Arts program.