Parents of little tykes starting out in kindergarten this year have likely received a package with an orange T-shirt and spiral booklet.
It's not a novelty gift, but rather, district officials hope, an overture in a long conversation about their child's education, development and successful graduation into the next phase of their life.
"We know that anytime schools, teachers and parents work together as a team, student learning goes way up," said School Board President Sharla Hales. "We wanted to do our part in that team work."
The program, called "Graduation Begins in Kindergarten," may seem like a stretch. But …