2016 PreK 6

Hilltop Elementary student Kallie Butler gets excited about the books she sees in her Pre-K classroom.

Marshall County Schools Universal Pre-K classes began on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Pre-K students attend school Monday through Friday. Because of the one hour delay on Wednesday, Pre-K students report one hour later. Free breakfast and lunch are provided daily.

Marshall County Schools Universal Pre-K is a collaboration of the school district and community agencies that include Head Start and day care facilities. All seven Marshall County Schools Pre-K locations offer the same curriculum and a staff of certified teachers.

Classes are held at Cameron Elementary School, Center McMechen Elementary School, Glen Dale Child Development Center, Hilltop Elementary School, McNinch Primary School, Marshall County Daycare and Washington Lands Elementary School.

Daily instruction focuses on getting students prepared for not only kindergarten but later in life. Take home lessons are designed to bring family members together for special activities. Parents and grandparents also have opportunities to volunteer in the classroom.

Universal Pre-K serves 4-year-olds and is not mandatory. Students are placed across the district based on time of enrollment, not by where they live. Screening and registration for Universal Pre-K take place each year in early spring.