A student-led conference is one in which the student leads parents/guests through a discussion of his/her work that is organized in a portfolio. In student-led conferences, students have created a portfolio representing work over the past ten weeks. A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that tells the story of his/her growth as a learner. Students will conduct the conferences detailing skills and processes learned, as well as the goals they’ve set to further improve themselves. Part of the portfolio will also include a student’s reading goal, Lexile score and mid-term report.
What is A Drop-In Conference?
DCMS welcomes and encourages parents to see all of your student’s teachers during these scheduled conference times. We have provided drop-in times ten minutes before and ten minutes after your student’s conference. If you drop in and a teacher appears to be busy with another student, please wait and/or come back in a few minutes. DCMS wants all parents to be able to see all of their child’s teachers if they would like to do so.
How Conference Times are Scheduled?
On March 9, 2017, a notification of conference times will be sent home with students including 20 minute blocks of time from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd and from 12:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd. The student-led conferences have been scheduled through your student’s advisory teacher. There will be a ten minute drop in time before and after your scheduled conference if you need to visit with another teacher.
Conference Visitation Form and Non-Uniform Day
To encourage students and parents to attend a scheduled parent/teacher conference, we are offering a non-uniform day for attendance. To receive the non-uniform day, each student should pick up a conference attendance form in the front lobby at the time of their arrival. The form needs to be completed by attending the student led-conference and at least two drop-in conferences with other teachers. At the end of the conference, students will turn in the conference attendance form in the library and pick up their non-uniform day bracelet. The non-uniform day will be on Monday, March 27th
Our Goal for Parent Teacher Conferences
It is a vital and important experience that all students are able to share with parents what they’ve learned. For this reason, we ask that 100 percent of our parents participate in these conferences. We are looking forward to this experience. Thank you for supporting your child’s education in such a meaningful way. If you have any questions, please call and speak with your child’s advisory teacher. School will not be in session on Friday, March 24, 2016.
Dodge City Middle School will foster a culture with independent learning where students can achieve their full potential in academics, personal, physical and moral development in the 21st Century.
USD 443 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, military status, primary language, and/or disability. This non-discrimination policy applies to admission, employment, programs, activities, and providing equal access to Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the Career and Technical (vocational) and/or other educational programs of the school. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Secondary Schools, Dr. Glenn Fortmayer; The Learning Center, 308 West Frontview, Dodge City, KS 67801, (620) 227-1763. USD 443 no discrimina por motivos de raza , color, origen nacional, sexo , edad, religión , estado militar , idioma principal , y / o discapacidad . Esta política de no discriminación se aplica a la admisión , el empleo , programas , actividades , y el acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados . La falta de conocimientos del idioma inglés no será una barrera para la admisión y participación en la Carrera y Técnica ( profesional) y / u otros programas educativos de la escuela . La siguiente persona ha sido designada para manejar las preguntas relativas a las políticas de, MS. Escuelas secundarias, el Dr. Glenn Fortmayer; The Learning Center (El Centro de Aprendizaje), 308 West Frontview, Dodge City, KS,67801, (620) 227-1763