Parent conferences to take place Thursday and Friday

By Caitlin Britch, Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year again: time for your teacher to inform your parents on how great (or not) you are doing in class.

Conferences take place on Thursday Oct. 24 from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

For those who don’t know what conferences are, it’s where your parents visit each of your classes and meet your teachers. Teacher Randy Rutschman exclaims that conferences for him are “very social. I have as many non-student parents as student parents. It’s a good way to connect and meet a lot of people.”

This is the time to show off to your parents how well you are doing in school. Some students decide to attend conferences with their parents; however, some do not have parents attend at all.

Teacher Michael Savage says, “I think that parent conferences are usually very helpful for parents and students, but often, the students who really need to be there are the ones who don’t show up.”

Whether you believe you are doing well in school or not, it is encouraged that all parents attend so that they can get a feel for your academic progress before the first quarter ends on Nov. 6.

Having your parents recognize your success can also help them to get you on the right track for specific academic goals.

Senior Hannah Henrikson agrees, “I think it’s important for my parents to know how well I am doing so they will support me along my way to college next year.”