New Year - New Semester:
January marks the start of a new year. It also marks the start of a new semester which is a great thing, but can also be a struggle for students to get back into the swing of school. Studies show that the beginning of the second semester can be one of the toughest times of the year for students to regain focus. They are just coming off of a break and some of them may lack focus for a few days. It is important for parents to remind students daily of getting assignments done on time and getting back into good study habits. It is also important for parents to check grades through Power School to see how their student is doing in the new semester. If you have any questions for your student's teachers, please call.
Occupation interest is very important for students. This has become a huge point of interest from the state level down through all the Kansas schools. We really begin talking with students during their 6th grade year and we continue that throughout their senior year. It is always good for parents to talk with their student about their hopes and dreams and what field they might be looking at for an occupation. It is always good for students to take a look at several occupations before choosing one to focus on as they get closer to graduation. We try to help students gain a little information on occupations so that they can make a more informed decision on what they track they might choose. In the end, we hope that we can help students find success in an occupational field that they enjoy.
*****Inclement Weather - - As we head into the winter months, I wanted to remind parents that the decision to cancel school is based on many factors. However, we also understand that depending upon where you live, your situation may be a little different than others. Some roads drift shut if the wind blows from a certain direction, but other roads may still be clear. Therefore, parents have the final say on whether or not it is safe for their child to make it to school or not. If school is in session and you feel that your child cannot make it safely to school that day, simply make sure you contact your child's school office. This way we know not to worry about your child not being at school on that day. We simply make the decision based on the majority of road conditions. Student safety is still our priority. We simply have to deal with the fact that in Kansas, we will face all kinds of weather and that means we will have school at times when the snow is flying.**********