Photo by Steve Nash

Merle Kilpatrick, right, a U.S. history teacher at Brownwood Middle School, visits with one of his students, eighth-grader Shannon Parrish, and her parents, Randy and Sandi Parrish, Tuesday. The Parrishes were among the visitors during the school’s open house. Parents and students are invited to attend the annual “meet the teacher night” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A group meeting with all parents of individual academic teams was held first. After the team meetings, all teachers were available or visits. Elective teachers and teachers who are not involved in group meetings were available throughout the 90-minute event.