First quarter parent-teacher conferences held

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Emma Froseth

All teachers held conferences so parents could discuss their children's classes.

Katie Hansen, Staff Writer

Conferences were held for the first time this year. They were held in the Haben Center from in the evening on Thursday and throughout the day on Friday. Every teacher has to do them, but they each do it in their own way. The one thing that all the teachers do in order to prepare for conferences is get all of their students’ grades up to date. “I try to get my grading as up to date as possible so the grade represents how kids are doing currently,” history teacher Mrs. Megan Kern said.  

Regardless of subject, parents ask the teachers similar questions about policies on extra credit and how the student can improve overall. The main priority of conferences is to talk about how the student is doing currently and try to focus on something good the student is doing. “If there are things that kids could do better, I try to make a few suggestions so the parents have some ideas to bring home and tell their child,” Kern said.

Overall the whole experience has a very positive impact. “It’s great to meet parents, it good to get to be able to place a face to a name. It helps us get a better understanding of the kids after they meet their parents,” Kern said.