Panther Pride Family Fun Night: A Synergy Between Education & Entertainment

Stryker Family Fun Night - TK (3) WEBBy: Timothy Kays

Panther Pride Family Fun Night at the Stryker School was everything that it was advertised to be in the title…and more. The event, held prior to the Stryker versus Fayette game on January 30, brought families of the elementary students of the district to the school for a great time, with an educational edge that was hardly noticeable in the midst of the fun.

Education, while having fun, doesn’t feel like education, and educational opportunities abounded, right down to Stryker School District history. There are many kids attending Stryker (parents too), that never knew about the Stryker High School football team. Yes, at one time, the Power of the Panther extended onto the gridiron.

“Family Fun Night was a concept that we put together this year for our Pre-K through sixth students,” said Superintendent Nate Johnson. We wanted a family-engaging activity in which the parents and their children could enjoy family time together, as well as have an educational experience through math and reading activities at the school. The families and students came in, we provided them with a no-cost meal. Our staff volunteered their time to put it together for the students of the community, and it was a great experience.”

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