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Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, February 13 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Individualized Plan of Study Presentations 4:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
All teachers will be unavailable (due to eating dinner) 5:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences & Individualized Plan of Study Presentations 6:30p.m. Degree In 3 presentation in Theater 6:45p.m. Senior Symposium Informational Session in Theater

Thursday, February 14 9:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Individualized Plan of Study Presentations 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. All teachers will be unavailable (due to eating dinner) 4:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. Parent/Teacher Conferences & Individualized Plan of Study Presentations

Individualized Plan of Study Presentation:
This year during seminar, students have been working to develop a plan for their future. Part of this process includes creating and delivering a student presentation about interests after high school. We are inviting parents to bring their students to Spring Parent/Teacher conferences in order to hear this presentation. This will provide an important opportunity for the parent, student, and seminar teacher to discuss the student’s goals. It may also provide an opportunity to engage in discussion around 2019-20 Course Selection.

Senior Symposium:
Senior Symposium is a new course at De Soto High School, and it serves as a Senior Capstone course that supports students as they transition to adulthood. As DHS students enter grade 12, many are prepared to engage in careers, technical post-secondary experiences, and college-level coursework. For these students, their senior year should provide a unique opportunity to: earn college credit, achieve career ready certifications, participate in professional learning experiences (like an internship), or enroll in postsecondary educational opportunities with advanced standing after high school graduation. The purpose of Senior Symposium is to provide students this opportunity while allowing time and the benefit of the structures and supportive environment available to them from DHS, their families, and community. On Wednesday February 13th, DHS will host an information session for parents and students interested in enrolling in this new course.

Degree In 3:
Degree in 3 is a partnership between the De Soto School District, Johnson County Community College, and the KU Edwards Campus that allows you to earn college credits in high school, complete an associate’s degree one year after graduating, and finish your bachelor’s degree two years later. On Wednesday February 13, a representative from KU will present information to students and parents interested in this exciting new opportunity.

FastBridge aReading (Adaptive Reading):
FastBridge aReading is a computer-administered adaptive measure of broad reading that is individualized for each student. Test items tap a variety of skills including concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, and vocabulary. DHS gave this test to students in grades 9-12 in late November and early December. This assessment will be given again in the spring, and results will be provided both days during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

PreACT:
The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading and science. Results predict future success on the ACT test and provide both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores on the familiar 1-36 ACT score scale. DHS gave this test to all 9th and 10th graders on November 6th and 8th. Score reports will be available both days during Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Click here for PDF of this information: Spring PTCs