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Parent Teacher Association

Members of the PTA 2017

      •  Andre Nobbs (Chairperson)
      • Moira Brockhill (Secretary)
      • Currently vacant (Treasurer)

 

The importance of parent involvement in a child’s life during the teen years is undeniable. While adolescents want independence and time with friends, they continue to depend on the care and guidance of their parents. The transition from middle to high school can be a stressful time with many uncertainties. Unfortunately, many parents are less involved in their child’s education during these years because their child is more independent and has multiple teachers to keep in touch with.

Transition from Intermediate to High School.

Taking time to get involved in your child’s education can greatly influence his success in school and in life. When parents work together with their child to help her navigate the changes from intermediate to high school, the result is a confident teen ready to try new experiences, develop new friendships and set high expectations for success. Most of all instill in your child that learning is ‘fun’ and will ultimately give them the ability to make informed choices in their lives.

  1. Ask your child about his/her goals for high school and after high school. Listen.
  2. Help your child set high and realistic goals.
  3. Tell your child about your hopes for his/her future.
  4. Ask the school for stationery lists, BYOD information and a school handbook prior to the beginning of the year. Read this information and talk about it with your child.
  5. Visit the school building with your child before the school year begins to help her become familiar with the new building.
  6. Attend any orientation session and open house events.
  7. Talk with other parents and students about their experiences at school.
  8. Continually check out this website for new information and news letters.
  9. Talk with your child about what clubs, teams or other activities he can join at school.
  10. Ask about opportunities for students to shadow other high school students.
  11. Encourage your child to develop relationships with other students with similar interests.
  12. Ask open-ended questions like, “How’s it going?” or “What have you been learning?”
  13. Make comments like, “You seem upset. What happened?” Then listen.
  14. Expect your child’s transition to be successful. Remember the adjustment will take time. Your positive outlook can help your child; let him know you are confident in his ability to do well.

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