For the past few years, conferences have been set up where parents and students walk around to the student’s teacher’s rooms and talk with the teachers. However, this year BHS is setting it up differently in hopes of a bigger turnout and a greater convenience for students, parents, and teachers. Conferences are being set up in the High School gym, organized by academic department. Tables will be set up for parents and students to easily see which teachers are not busy and which ones are.
In addition to the set up in the gym, Café Ole will also be open and will be providing entertainment. Megan McIntyre, guidance counselor and head of this project, believes that this will increase the number of people who attend conferences and hopes that everyone will agree it is more beneficial. There will be a survey given to calculate how many people believe this as well.
“In the spring, we would like to see more student involvement during conferences- a way of showcasing the student body by having work displayed.” says McIntyre, addressing spring conferences.
McIntyre is hoping the word gets out through advertising. BooneTV and the Boone News Republican will both be advertising fall Parent/Teacher Conferences.