I just returned from an Inviting Schools conference in Asheville, North Carolina. The purpose of the conference was for us to learn how to become a more inviting school. Attending the conference with me were Mrs. Kiser, Mrs. Schornick, and Mr. Wells. Each of us attended several sessions which we designed to provide us with information of the steps and plans that we need to take to become more inviting. During these sessions and workshops we learned valuable content that will help us in our process. Within the next month we will be establishing committees designed to move our school toward our goal of invitational education. In the next few months we will be sending surveys home for parents and students to complete and let us know how we are doing and what areas we need to improve. The goal of invitational education is to create an environment where individuals (students, parents, staff, and community) are treated with respect, dignity, and value. Scott County Middle School is a place where we value the input of all stakeholders and we look forward to working with parents, students, and community members to help us improve and become more inviting.