Final BCTC movie night will have back to school theme

Published 6:22 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Winchester campus is closing its Moonlight Movie Nights with a back-to-school bash.

Clark County Public Schools students and their families are invited to get a leg up on the new school year and see the acclaimed film “Spiderman: No Way Home” this Friday starting at 7 p.m. The show begins at dark.

“The back-to-school bash is going to be a great event where we give school supplies to anybody in our community that needs them. So, we are talking about pens, pencils, erasers, note pads, folders, and graph paper,” said BCTC Winchester’s campus director, Bruce Manley.

Besides essential school supplies, students can get the necessary information from their assigned school for the coming academic year.

“We are also hosting Clark County Public Schools, and they are bringing every school in our district out to give school information for the start of classes,” Manley said.

The bash – which Manley called a “resource fair” – will allow families to meet school leaders and receive enrollment information, forms, or vaccination information.

“It is the perfect time to ask questions, and then you will get those answers all in one place,” Manley said.

BCTC Winchester has a long history of hosting back-to-school events and has been a partner for several preparedness fairs held by the various local schools.

Hosting events like the bash allows BCTC Winchester to be a community partner. However, Manley says that the event and others like it would not be possible without community partners such as Clark Energy, the Clark County Health Department, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Traditional Bank, and the Williams Agency.

“To have our sponsors support this event really helps us promote all the good things that we are doing,” Manley said.

And getting the community on campus is the best way to show off all the school has to offer.

“We want people to see that we have quality higher education in Clark County,” Manley said.

So far, that strategy has worked. Manley remarked that several grandparents had told him their little ones “want to go to BCTC” when they are old enough.