Parents plan to meet with teacher during fall conferences

In addition to meeting with teachers, parents can experience a typical teenager’s bedroom during parent-teacher conferences

Kyla Henige, News Editor

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on October 24 and 25 at both East and West Campus.

The conferences will be held in the main gyms at both East and West campus, where all the teachers and staff will  touch base with parents or guardians about their student’s development. 

These yearly conferences are meant to help parents understand how their child is doing in school, and how they can get involved, in order to help them improve their grades.

This year, the school will add to parent-teacher conferences an experience a called “Hidden in Plain Sight” which will feature a display of a typical teenager’s bedroom. This room is designed to show parents the potential risks, and different illegal or dangerous items that could be hidden in their own teen’s room, including vaporizers and e-cigarettes. 

According to the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition, “This ‘teen room’ is intended as a learning experience for adults. There are items that could indicate risky behavior or at least warrant a conversation with a child. It is highly unlikely that all of the following items would be in one teen’s room. Also, when used safely, not all of these items are indicators of risky behavior.”

This room will be displayed at West Campus at the northern end of the cafeteria from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. It will not be displayed at East Campus.

During conferences, members of Key Club will provide child care for parents and teacher. While they meet with students, parents can drop off their little ones with Key Club students, who will watch their kids for free. The daycare will take place in Buckner gym on the second floor of West Campus.  

Parent-teacher conferences will be held at both East and West Campus on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 8-11 a.m.