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Parent-Teacher conferences are Tuesday and Thursday

DCHS Journalism

February 13, 2018

Oberlin’s spring Parent-Teacher conferences are Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Conferences both nights will be held in the high school cafeteria.

Conferences at the junior/senior high will be different from the fall conferences; students are being asked to attend with their parents. Normally, parents go around the cafeteria and sit down at the tables with their children’s teachers.  They talk about grades, behavior, expectations, and concerns.  Parents can still do that at these conferences, but they are also being encouraged to talk with their children’s advisers.

“We tried student-led conferences for the first time last spring, and they went very well,” said Mrs. Breth. "We will follow the same format as last year."

Every student in grades 7-12 has an adviser, and advisory groups meet at least once a month for team-building activities and career exploration.

A new state regulation requires every high school student to have an Individual Plan of Study, which is an outline of their high school courses matched with their career choices. At conferences, students, parents, and advisers will be sitting down together to go over these plans, which also include class requests for next year. Mrs. Breth and Principal Jimenez will use the requests to make next year’s class schedule.

Wednesdays during home room, the high school students also work on career exploration through a program called Career Cruising.  According to Mrs. Breth, the students have compiled quite a few things in their portfolio.  “We want the students to go over their portfolio with their parents at conferences.”

Eighth grade students will be getting a more in-depth discussion of high school and Individual Plans of Study at the annual Freshman Orientation, which will be held in March. They will wait until then to choose their class requests for next year.  “We still want the eighth graders and the seniors to attend conferences with their parents,” said Mrs. Breth.  “They will be showing their parents their career interests, and the seniors have a checklist to complete with their advisers about post-graduation items.”

“All students and parents are encouraged to come either Tuesday or Thursday evening,” said Mrs. Breth.









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