Thursday, May 7, 2015

Student-led Conferences

We look forward to student-led conferences which will take place the weeks of May 18 and May 26. Your child’s adviser will contact you to set up an appointment.

Throughout the school year, eighth grade Avonworth students met with their Advisory Groups to examine and write about their school work as well as their individual academic strengths and challenges. As the year draws to an end, students are now analyzing their work and reflections to make conclusions about their academic growth in eighth grade and generate goals for high school.

Eighth graders will present their analysis and conclusions to you at their student-led conferences later this month. The meetings are a chance for students to facilitate a conference with their parents to explain who they are academically as well as share their educational goals for the following year. Together, the students, parents and advisers will discuss specific behaviors and strategies that will help the student move closer to reaching these goals. Students will also share with you examples of their eighth grade work from their portfolios.

Student-led conferences deliver a powerful message to our students about the importance of goal-setting and taking ownership of their learning as they mature and transition to high school.

Thank you for your time and attention to our student-led conferences. We are excited for this terrific opportunity to begin our students’ exciting transition to high school.