MC2 STEM High School
Parent Weekly Notes: 08/08/2016
OUR MISSION: INNOVATING EDUCATION TO ENGAGE & ENRICH STUDENTS
Quote of the Week: “Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan
MC2 STEM High School Communication
First Week Fun
First and foremost I would like to congratulate ALL of you on a successful first week. As I walked through the halls and classrooms I saw students engaged and happy. Students were excited to be in school and it showed. I loved seeing all of the great pictures come through on facebook, and hearing stories from students about the things they had to do in your classes. I hope you enjoyed your first week! Looking forward to a great year! Congrats!
Helping Your Child Success
We all have the same goal in mind- success. Whether we want our students to go to college or get a great job or just pass an upcoming test, we are all working towards that same goal. I am frequently asked by parents, “how can I help my student at home” and that is a difficult question to answer. Most students are different and have different needs, but Kidshealth.org, an online publication for students, parents, and teachers, had this advice to offer parents who want to help.
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is an important ingredient for academic success.
Here are 10 ways to keep your teen on track to succeed in high school.
1. Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences
2. Visit the School and Its Website
3. Support Homework Expectations
4. Send Your Teen to School Ready to Learn
5. Instill Organizational Skills
6. Offer Help With Studying
7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies
8. Get Involved
9. Take Attendance Seriously
10. Make Time to Talk About School
(read the full article here: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/school-help-teens.html#)
Sign-Up for Parent Advisory Committee
This year, in an effort to improve school-parent-student-teacher communications and events, we will be growing our Parent Advisory Committee. The Parent Advisory Committee (PACS) is comprised of parent representatives from each school. They meet with the Principal and other school staff and administrators on a monthly basis during the school year. Our meetings will be held on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State University
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State University
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State University
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State University
Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State University
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 from 6pm- 7:30pm at Cleveland State Univer