A school choice pep rally featuring motivational speeches, class cheers, school trivia, and the National School Choice Week dance will take place at Houghton Academy 9:45 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
The high-energy rally will feature a keynote address by Pastor James Giles, president of the Buffalo Peacemakers Violence and Gang Intervention Program, which advocates violence prevention for at-risk youth.
More than 150 students, staff, and community members are expected to attend.
This event is planned to coincide with the history-making celebration of National School Choice Week 2019, which will feature more than 40,000 school choice events across all 50 states.
“We celebrate school choice by recognizing all that Houghton Academy has to offer its students,” said Elaine Vardi-Kirkland, principal of Houghton Academy. “We are thrilled to participate in National School Choice Week and to advocate parents having the information they need to make the best decisions for their children’s education.”
Houghton Academy is a Buffalo public school serving students in grades Pre-K-8.
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country. From January 20 through 26, 2019, more than 40,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit: