Student-Led Conferences

As always, we go into Student-Led Conferences as a school with only one goal:

More Student Ownership

Too often, during parent-teacher conferences, the parent and teacher talk while the student sits quietly or doesn't attend at all. With student-led conferences the same conversations take place, but with the student leading them. When we're done with this year's conferences, please use the form at the bottom of this page to send us your thoughts - good and bad - so that we can improve the process for next year.

Instructions

As with last year, we will again be holding Student-Led Conferences on Thursday, October 4th from 2 pm to 8 pm. Students will be released at 11:45 am and school lunch will not be served. During conferences, we will have staggered breaks from 5-6 pm to allow teachers to grab a quick bite to eat. Please make note that conferences will be held this day only. If this day or time does not work for you, please feel free to contact the teachers via phone or email. If needed, call the office for help at 852-0751.

When you arrive at the school for the conference, please park in the rear of the building enter the main building from the rear. You will begin in the cafeteria. Your student will guide you through the rest. In short, you will go over your student's portfolio first, which includes:

  • Their letter grade in each class

  • What and how work can be made up

  • What work they are proud of, and why

  • How they can improve their work

Once you've discussed all of this with your student, you are welcome – but not required - to visit any teachers in their room. Please keep conversations to around 5 minutes. If you need more time, there will be sign-up sheets outside each teacher’s door. We’ve made some other improvements that should also help speed things along. Most importantly, remember that your student is in charge. It's their grade, their work, and their life; they deserve to have the biggest role in talking about it.

Get More Information

Obviously this is a work in progress. If you want to see what went out to each group (parents, students and teachers), download the file below. If you see something we can change for next time, let us know.