SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Parents will fill the classrooms at Whitko High School as administrators open the doors for parent-teacher conferences Wednesday.
From 4 to 8 p.m. parents will have the opportunity to meet with their studentâ€™s teachers and get a first-hand look at their academic progress.
Itâ€™s an invitation not enough parents take advantage of, according to WHS guidance staff.
â€śWe always encourage parents to get actively involved in their studentâ€™s education,â€ť said Mark Rickerd guidance counselor.
â€śYou can see a big difference in the students who have involved parents and those that donâ€™t.â€ť
Recently WHS has taken an aggressive approach at trying to propel some students toward graduation. For students who might slip through the academic cracks, a graduation coach is made available to help become a liaison and advocate for the student.
â€śHaving the graduation coach has been a big help for some students,â€ť Rickerd said. â€śThere is hope for them to get to graduation when for some, that might not have been possible.â€ť
Pointing out those students who need additional help may have made that student feel singled out. However, Rachael Brodbeck, a guidance counselor at WHS, said the opposite has happened.
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