Teacher conferences?

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Teacher conferences?
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Mon, 10-28-2013 - 5:26pm

Does your middle/high school do parent/teacher conferences? Ours did one in the fall - I think they were this past week - and one in the winter. I always scheduled conferences for each of the boys all through high school. Even though older DS was a straight A student and there were really no issues. And no issues with younger ds either although he didn' apply himself as much and didn't quite get the grades. The Feb. conferences were more for those that wern't on track or were having issues but I still did them. Seems in this area lots of parents decide that once they get in high school there's no reason to attend those conferences.

Does your middle/high school have conferences? Do you go to each one or only if there's an issue?

Pam
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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 10-28-2013 - 11:07pm
I go for my high schoolers too. We had sign ups last week, they are going to be held on the 6th-8th.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 10-28-2013 - 11:07pm
I go for my high schoolers too. We had sign ups last week, they are going to be held on the 6th-8th.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 5:42am

Both DD1 and 2 are in high school now and they are only held if there's an issue to discuss.  DD2 is on an IEP and I talk pretty regularly with a teacher or another part of her team but aside from that, there are no conferences I schedule for them. 

 

 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 11:41am

We do have conferences and I used to go to all of them.  I haven't gotten the notice yet for this year.  sometimes my exH will go instead--he has a more flexible work schedule.  By this time (senior year for the younger one) I feel like why bother going to the conferences when he is doing well in school?  I don't really need to hear how great he is.  lol

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 2:38pm

Our old high school (public) did not have regularly scheduled conferences, but this one does, and they are very well organized. Every teacher sits in alphabetical order in the gym, and you sign up via Sign Up Genius for a 15 minute slot. Even though they are all in the same room, the background noise (vents, etc) makes it impossible to hear other people's conferences so you get privacy.

 

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 4:19pm

Teacher conferences. . . sigh.  We are going to have to have one with DS's teachers.  Even in his new private school, he is not doing his homework and handing it in.  He understands all the material, so that's not the issue.  He just, um, "forgets."

Our public school is way too big for regular conferences in middle or high school.  However, if there is an issue, the guidance counselor will coordinate the teaching team for a conference.  We did that with DS1 a few times a year in middle school and with DS2 practically every month last year before realizing that he was NEVER going to succeed there and we pulled him out.

DD was the "perfect child" (said with tongue firmly in cheek).  We never needed a parent teacher conference or even to go to curriculum nights.  She did everything exactly right, signed herself up for all her classes with zero input from us, and basically handled everything herself from sixth grade on. The self-sufficient middle child.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 10-29-2013 - 8:18pm
Ours in high school and junior high are five minute slots, sign ups are on line. My kids are honor students, but is till always go. I always go to curriculum nights as well. Dh says I am just nosy and bossy.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!