“We are looking forward to another great H.I.P event. Last year there were more than 1200 parents, students, staff and community members that come out to show their support for the students and the schools,” Superintendent Gloria Davis said. “This event represents the strong support our parents and staff show their students throughout the school year - support that helps them to be successful in school and in life. At DPS, we recognize, encourage and celebrate the network of parents that take an active role in education.”
As part of the rally, each school and participating community organization will have a tables set up with activities for kids as well as information for parents on programs and activities throughout the year. Participating community organizations include: the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Decatur, Caring Black Men, Macon County Historical Museum, Sylvan Learning Center, Decatur Area Education Coalition, Macon County Health Department, American Red Cross, Decatur Park District, Teen Health, DPS Foundation, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, Huntington Learning Center, Junior Achievement, Macon County Conservation District, Mothers on the Move for Success (M.O.M.S.), Regional Office of Education, Richland Community College, United Way, TRiO —Academic Talent Search College Prep Program from UIUC and the African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society Museum.
The entertainment lineup will student singers, musicians, dancers, and performers. Food and drinks will be available for sale by area vendors.
For more information, contact Chris Herbert 217.421.7580 or