St Mary’s Catholic School to Host Hundreds for School Choice Celebration

Supporters of school choice around the state will share their
stories at student-centered celebration

CHEYENNE, Wyo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The students, parents, and staff of St. Mary’s Catholic School will host
fellow education advocates from the community and other types of schools
to celebrate National School Choice Week in Cheyenne.

On Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m., hundreds of students, parents,
teachers, and community leaders will attend a celebration at St Mary’s
Catholic School in Cheyenne. Speakers will represent private, online and
traditional public school options.

The goal of the event is to celebrate great education choices in Wyoming
and raise awareness among parents about school choice. The celebration
is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week (January 22-28,
2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across the country.

“School choice, at the end of the day, is about students,” said Patrick
Lane of St. Mary’s Catholic School. “What better way to spotlight the
importance and impact of this issue than by demonstrating just how many
families have something to celebrate during National School Choice Week.”

“There are so many wonderful options available to students in Wyoming,
from open enrollment in public schools to private education and online
learning,” said Amy Threewitt of Public School Options. “No matter what
a student needs, we want to get the word out that education options
exist and can make a huge difference in any child’s life.”

Event planners include Public School Options and St. Mary’s Catholic
School.

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public
awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective
education options for every child. Through more than 21,000
independently planned events across the country, National School Choice
Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices
available to children. These options include traditional public schools,
public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling.

Contacts

St. Mary’s Catholic School
Patrick Lane, 307-638-9268
Plane@stmaryswyo.org