Parent-Teacher Conferences take place February 1 and 2

One of the most anticipated times of the year is almost upon us with second-trimester Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up next week. Parent-Teacher Conferences for Gull Lake High School start off Thursday, February 1 after school from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gym.

Students getting their work done in math class. Photo by Bailey Mougalian and Megan Kiss

Students will have a regular scheduled school day that Thursday, but on Friday, students will get the day off as Parent-Teacher Conferences will span the whole day. On Friday in the high school conferences will be conducted from 9 a.m. to  12 p.m. in the teacher’s classrooms by appointment, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the gym. 

Junior high have walk-in conferences both days with the exception of the sixth grade which also have 9 a.m. to  12 p.m. in the teacher’s classrooms by appointment.

Kindergarten through fifth grade is by appointment both days. 

Often students view Parent-Teacher conferences as a  positive since its a day off of school.

“I like conferences because we get a day off of school,” junior Will Weiss said. “It is nice to have a three day weekend during conferences.”

Other students such as sophomore Cole Belanger have mixed feeling about conferences.

“I do like conferences because we get a Friday off,” Belanger said. “I just don’t like when my parents go to talk to a teacher that I don’t do well in his or her class, or if they make me go too.”

For teachers, conferences means longer work hours, but also a chance to connect with parents. 

“My favorite part about conferences is talking to parents, especially parents who I need to see,” ELA teacher Josh Cunningham said. “But I don’t like how students get a day off and I don’t.” 

Jack Blesch

Jack Blesch

This is my first year on the newspaper staff. I am a sophomore at Gull Lake I play football and baseball and love to have fun. I love sports and love to write about them. I look forward to a fun year of writing.

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