WCPS to hold “Sold Out” events
This week, former professional athlete and motivational speaker, Roman Gabriel III returned to Wayne County to challenge Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) middle school students to make positive life choices. Over the course of a three-day event, hundreds of fifth and/or sixth grade students from 10 middle schools will have the opportunity to attend “Sold Out” assemblies.
“We are fortunate to once again have the Wayne ABC Board to sponsor the Sold Out Drug and Alcohol Abstinence Program for our middle schools this fall,” states Dr. David Lewis, Assistant Superintendent for Accountability/Information Technology/Student Services. “Mr. Gabriel’s presentation is designed to help students reflect on the decisions they are making and to recognize the importance of making positive choices.”
The annual Sold Out assemblies have been sponsored by the local ABC Board since 2012. The Sold Out events, which have been held in both middle and high schools, promote making good decisions, drug and alcohol abstinence, and goal setting.
On Wednesday, October 17, assemblies were held at Rosewood Middle, Grantham Middle, Dillard Middle, and Wayne School of Engineering. The assembly schedule for the remainder of the week is as follows:
Thursday, October 18
8:30 a.m. – Norwayne Middle
11:15 a.m. – Eastern Wayne Middle
1:15 p.m. – Greenwood Middle
Friday, October 19
8:30 a.m. – Brogden Middle
10:00 a.m. – Mount Olive Middle
12:30 p.m. – Spring Creek Middle