Dear Middle & High School Parents,
Our semester two conferences are coming up on March 22 and 24. In the Middle and High School, we will be continuing to shift our approach to that of a more student-centered model. We enjoyed a wonderful parent/student turnout in our first conference sessions, and are hoping for the same later this month.
- There will not be a student-presentation component, rather, students are completing reflection sheets for each of their classes that will be shared with their subject-specific teachers and parents.
- The open-forum arena sessions in the MPR have been extended in time (now 70 minutes), and will be the central focus of conferences. All teachers will be available during these sessions.
- Parents will sign up for one of seven arena sessions across the two days. Conversations will take place with subject teachers and center around the student reflection sheet. Please bring students to the conferences as well so that they may have a role and voice in their learning.
- I have shared the STUDENT REFLECTION SHEET here so that you may preview what students have been working on. The sheet includes a calendar, example sheets, templates, and a conference schedule on the final page.
Conference sign-ups will go live via our PTC Fast software on Thursday, 15 March at 8 AM. Please look at the conference schedule in the above document. We look forward to welcoming our students and families in for another productive and enlightening round of conferences.
Brent A. Wingers
Head of Middle & High School