Students to lead parent/teacher conferences

Abby Oliver, @AbbyOliver27

As the end of first quarter in the school year approaches, WHS teachers prepare for fall parent-teacher conferences. This year, USD 329 plans to implement a new student-led method into the conferences.

“This will be used to empower student’s accountability for our progress and success,” WHS principal Jan Hutley said. “It will be driven by students’ individual plans of study.”

This process should allow students to be more involved in the parent-teacher connection. It will also create more accountability and responsibility for their academic performance at school.

“I think these conferences will be beneficial to everyone involved: students, parents, and teachers,”  WHS biology and anatomy teacher, Brandi Miller said. “Students will be able to communicate clearly with parents, and parents can communicate with both teacher and student at the same time. Teachers will also have the opportunity to set goals and expectations one-on-one students and parents will have direct knowledge of those goals.”

WHS parent-teacher conferences will be held 4-8 p.m. October 24-25 in the WHS commons.

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