SMS Student-Led Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Don't miss out! Schmucker Middle School will host student-led conferences this year on Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 pm until 8:15 pm. Students have done an outstanding job preparing google slide presentations using their chromebooks and are ready to present. 6th grade conferences will be held in the cafeteria. 7th grade conferences will be held in the IMC. 8th grade conferences will be held in the LGI. Students’ first quarter grade reports will not be available for students until Thursday, October 29. Students will bring reports cards home that afternoon. Each of these conferences should take about 30 minutes.


These presentations are great examples of your child using creativity, communication, collaboration and technology to promote self and learning. These are 21st Century Skills that we continue to focus on with our students. I know students are excited about the work they have created. Below are some questions that we want students and parents to ask during conferences. We will provide these during conferences but just in case you want to be prepared, we thought we would share.


Questions for students to ask parents during their presentation.


1. What is something we've discussed tonight that surprised you in a positive way? What was surprising about it?

2. When you think of what I was like as a student in elementary school, what are some ways that you've seen me grow?

3. What do you think is one of the most important things I should learn while in middle school?

4. How did your experience in middle school differ from mine? What challenges existed for you compared to now (what do you think my challenges are)?

5. What did I not show you or talk with you about in this conference that you wish I would have?


Questions for parents to ask of their child during the presentation.


1. What makes you happiest at school?

2. Which piece of work are you most proud of and why?

3. How are you engaged in your classes? Give me an example when you were a positive participant in class (what was the topic, discussion).

4. How can I help you achieve your goals?

5. How will you set the bar high this school year for yourself?


Sincerely,

Schmucker Teachers

Mr. Galiher, Mr. Mikel and Mr. McMillen

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