Dear Families,

We want to introduce an exciting and important new practice we have decided to launch this semester. In place of the traditional parent-teacher conferences, we are offering student-led conferences. In a student-led conference, your child will be able to present information about their work, their skills, and their progress. Additionally, you, your child, and the teacher will be able to reflect together and share feedback on your child’s learning.

 

We feel that student-led conferences are a very important and effective way to engage students in understanding and taking ownership of their learning. We also believe this conference structure will help us to build better communication and stronger relationships with all families. Of course, anyone who feels they need a private meeting with a teacher will still be able to schedule one.

 

To facilitate this approach, Calhan Middle School will not hold classes on February 3rd, the day of the conferences. You will be contacted by a member of the administrative staff to schedule a conference time. The conference will consist of four separate presentations by your child addressing progress in each of the four core classes and is designed to last approximately 30 minutes.   Examples of your child’s work will be available for your review. In addition to the formal conferences, the fine arts faculty will be available to meet with you.

 

As parents and family members, you are critical partners in helping support your child’s learning and growth.   We believe this conference format will strengthen that partnership. Our goal is 100% participation as we launch this new approach to learning. We look forward to seeing you all on February 3rd.

Mission Statement

 

The Mission of Calhan School District is to create, through a collaborative effort, an accepting, supportive, and safe learning environment that encourages growth in each individual. Our purpose is to promote high standards of educational achievement and social responsibility and to develop lifelong learners with the skills, the knowledge, and the understanding that are necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.

 

“Promoting high standards and social responsibility”