PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES: Convene for educational progress

SOUTH WHITLEY — Parents and teachers gathered for a chance to discuss the academic well-being of Whitko High School students recently.The second round of parent-teacher conferences was held Wednesday evening to touch base on students’ educational progress. With a 30 percent attendance, the amount of parents choosing to take part in the evening was up approximately four percent from last year.Parents had the chance to talk to faculty members and receive progress reports, as well as updated balances on book fees. Teachers were set up in the high school’s gymnasium to welcome parents. The guidance department offered a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to students. Although the FAFSA forms were made available to all students interested in obtaining funds for college, guidance staff focused on senior students who have yet to complete the form.Guidance staff members said they are available to help students and parents prepare for college outside of scheduled conference dates. Administration and faculty also want parents to know that a discussion of their student’s academic progress is available throughout the year and not limited to conference dates. Parents with questions or concerns on their student’s academic situation are welcome to contact the high school at any time.For a more in-depth look at this story, see the Feb. 18 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.