Thursday, April 6, 2017


Spring is here!

On March 23, I was able to go with our students to AmGen to see the program there. Click on the link to see some photos from that day.

Student Led Conferences (SLC) will be held on Monday May 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. SLCs are student-led, portfolio-based conferences that provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon pieces of work from each core subject area as well as their specials classes. You should receive a link to sign up for your SLC shortly.

Students will present their strengths, acknowledge their weaknesses, and with parents in attendance, plan for their continued academic and personal growth. It is important to note that these are student-led conferences and the teachers will be attending as observers, and only actively participate at the request of the student.

This is what you can expect when you attend the student-led parent conference:

  • Your child will greet you and welcome you to the conference
  • In 30 minutes, your child will present his/her portfolio to you
  • You and your child will discuss your child’s strengths and areas that need work - your child will have guided reflection sheets to facilitate this discussion
  • You will have the opportunity to respond to his/her work
  • Your child will take home their portfolio after the conference for you to keep
It’s important that each child have an opportunity to make this presentation. They have been working on their portfolios during advisory. In addition to this being an excellent opportunity for you and your child to discuss how his/her academics are progressing, presenting his/her portfolio also helps students with presentation skills. 

Conferences will be 30 minutes in length. Parents who have multiple students in the Junior High will have to sign up for one conference time for each child. If you are unable to attend and would like to send a representative such as a grandparent, please do so. If you cannot attend and do not send a representative, then your child will conference with a faculty representative at a later date.

Here are some photos from our February Knights of the Month.