Today's Topics, 11/20/17

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 5:23pm

High School – Parents still make the difference!

Be Prepared; Do your homework before and after your parent-teacher conference. 

To get the most out of your parent-teacher conference, try these tips from Kathy Jenkins, founder of the Organizing Tutor, a Mechanicsville, VA based student organizing service.

  • Make a list. Jot down questions or areas of concern ahead of time and bring them to the meeting. (And be sure to take notes during the conference.)
  • Make a plan.Base it on how and when he teacher would like to continue to communicate during the rest of the school year.
  • Review your child’s grades.Overall grades are important, but individual test and quiz scores offer clues to our child’s trouble spots. (Example: Zeros for homework may mean that your child struggles with organization.)
  • Get your child’s perspective.Ask “What do you think your teacher will ring to my attention?”If her prediction is correct, everyone is on the same page.If the teacher says something different, this may be an issue to address.
  • Let the teacher take the lead.Listen and learn from the person spending many hours a week with your child.“Remember, both of you have the same goal,”Jenkins says.“You want your child to succeed.”

(by Stephanie Vozza;


This Week's Calendar Reminders

Monday, November 20, 2017

  • 3-hr Early Dismissal / High School Professional Development
  • Evening Conferences / 4:00-7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • 3-hr Early Dismissal / Afternoon Conferences 12:00-2:45 p.m.
  • Fruit Pickup 12:30-2:30 p.m. near the Front Office  (more information)
  • Evening Conferences / 4:00-7:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • No School / Conferences7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball vs Manchester Valley @ MRHS / Scrimmage JV 4:00, Varsity 5:30

Thursday, November 23, 2017

  • Schools and Offices Closed / Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Schools and Offices Closed / State Mandated Holiday


Lost & Found  We have many items in our lost and found.   Eyeglasses, calculators, phones, jewelry are available in the front office.  Other items (clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, school supplies) will be displayed on tables in the Commons from Monday, 11/20, through Wednesday, 11/22.  Please stop by and check for items that may belong to your child.  Any remaining items will be donated to charity on 11/27.

Conferences  Should you need to cancel or are otherwise unable to attend your scheduled conference, please notify the teacher directly via email or telephone the front office at 410-313-5568.