Students who wish to talk with a teacher about any problem should request a conference with the teacher before or after school, or at a time convenient to both during the day. Teachers may also request conferences with a student in order to give or arrange individual help, or to clear up misunderstandings.
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for all students in the fall and in the spring.
During Parent-Teacher conferences, we discuss each student’s progress in school, learn about students from parents, and consider ways to work together to help each student on an individual basis.
Parent-Teacher conferences can be held at any time during the year. Either a parent or a teacher may request a conference..
A student who studies well:
- Brings notebook, paper, pen or pencil and other necessary materials to class.
- Is an active participant in the classroom. They listen well and take part in discussions.
- Asks questions if he/she doesn’t understand the discussion or if they have a problem.
- Plans his/her work and schedules time for homework each day; makes sure he/she understands the assignment before he/she leaves class.
- Uses what he/she learns and sees how each subject applies to the others.
- Strives to do his/her best, not just get by.
How to study
- Attitude is important — think positively, work independently, seek questions and use library sources.
- Learning requires concentration — keep your mind on what you are doing. It will take less time.
- At home, have a definite, well-lighted, quiet place to study. Unless you have a straight “A” average, you will have to study at home each day.
- Read the entire assignment rapidly to grasp the basic content. Reread slowly to understand content, details, explanations, directions, if the assignment is not written, make notes of your own; outline what you have learned.
- If the assignment is a long term project, do a little of it each day, don’t let it go until the last minute. It will be easier and you’ll do a better job.
How to take a test
- Relax and forget other people.
- Read the directions carefully, and then follow them.
- Read the whole test first to see what’s asked for and how to apportion your time.
- Read each question twice before answering.
- Think before you write.
- Answer questions fully with information asked for — not what isn’t asked for.
- Check your paper for spelling and grammar before turning it in.