Parents to meet with teachers this week
By Brielle Schaeffer, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Date: February 26, 2013
Parent-teacher conferences began Monday at schools around the county.
The twice-per-school-year meetings give parents the chance to find out more about what’s going on at school, Jackson Hole Middle School teacher Bo Miller said.
“Education is a human endeavor, and the student is the most important person. The second most important person is the parent. The third is the teacher,” he said.
“There are not many times during the school year where it’s structured for all to come together to talk.”
Conferences for all the schools are spaced throughout the week from Monday to Thursday. On Friday, there is no school for students.
At the middle school, conferences were held Monday and will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. At Jackson Hole High School, the meetings are scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday. Older students are encouraged to attend the conferences with their parents, Miller said. Elementary teachers schedule meetings for their individual classrooms.
“One of the challenges of the conference week and schedule is it’s pretty fast-paced,” Miller said. “If the time is up and there’s still concerns, in the following week, schedule a meeting. Often if there are things to talk about, we want to talk.”
Even if all is on track for students, parents should still attend the meetings.
“Even when everything is going well, we really think [parents] should come to the spring conferences and talk to the teacher and see how it’s going,” Miller said.
For more information on conference times, visit the district’s website at www.TCSD.org.