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Third annual PCSD Opening Kick-Off scheduled for Aug. 17 at Byers Field

Valley Forge marching band


June 3, 2019


Save The Date!


The third annual PCSD Opening Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Byers Field from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Join the Parma City School District as we celebrate the beginning of another great school year with fun events and activities for all ages! This community-wide event is free and open to everyone.


“The PCSD Opening Kick-Off is a great way to bring our community together to see what the Parma Schools are all about,” expressed Dan Rajkovich, public relations supervisor for the district. “The goal of this event is for families and community members to have a fun afternoon with students and staff from the Parma Schools while learning something new or getting important information about our district.”


Like the past two years, the event will feature high school athletic teams practicing on the field, marching band performances, and career and technical education programs on display. Students in programs like biotechnology, dental technologies, culinary, cosmetology, welding and visual communications will show the community first-hand what they have learned.


A resource fair with every PCSD department and school along with community organizations will be available for the public to visit, gather information and get any questions answered.


There will also be meet and greet sessions with administrators and board members as well as games, activities, giveaways and prizes for all attendees. Local food trucks will be stopping by serving up their specialties and WBWC 88.3 FM The Sting, Baldwin Wallace’s radio station, is scheduled to DJ the event.


PCSD Opening Kick-Off will also have a Drive 4 UR School fundraiser hosted by Bob Gillingham Ford and The Parma City Schools Foundation, Inc.


Anyone over the age of 21 can test drive a new car and every test drive will donate money back to the school or school program of the driver’s choice!


Last year, this unique fundraiser brought in almost $5,000 for the schools and the Parma City School Foundation, directly supporting teachers and students throughout the district.


“This event keeps growing, and we hope it will be even bigger and better this year,” Rajkovich added. “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Parma City Schools this August.”


Be sure to check our website for the latest details about the PCSD Opening Kick Off, including schedule of events and exciting announcements! Visit to learn more.


PHOTO CAPTION:  The Valley Forge Patriot Marching Band plays during the 2018-2019 Opening Kick-Off. The 2019-2020 Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Byers Field.