Here is an overview of the key activities we worked on in relation to teaching and learning this month.
Monday’s: We did a little of everything this month. We spent one Monday preparing our staff for the student led conference expectations, one Monday actually conducting student led conferences, one Monday is department collaboration time and the final Monday was used by staff to plan with Dan, Shari Conditt or myself regarding their work on their evaluation.
Honors and Awards: At the end of the month we had two student qualify for nationals in their Skills USA competition. These are students that work closely with Mrs. Miller. However, Mrs. Miller was not available to take them to the competition, so our CTE and Athletic Director, Mr. Huddleston was the chaperone for their competition. The winners moving on to nationals are Carina Washburn (customer service) and Karin Taylor (restaurant service). It should also be noted that the overall team received a Gold award for being a “Chapter of Distinction.”
Other information: Student led conferences went very well in the last week of March. We had excellent parent attendance. In addition we had our seniors conducting their final culminating project presentations. For the first time ever, we invited parents to these presentations and we did have about 15 parents come to watch. The feedback was very positive. In addition, we sent roughly 75 of our sophomores to a career fair in Longview, at LCC, on Friday right before spring break. The feedback from this event was very positive as well. I also wanted to give a special shout out to Mrs. Rose Ruff, along with her leadership students, who put on an “anti-bullying” assembly last month and followed up with students making appropriate anti-bullying pledges that were signed and some were even read over the intercom.