Conferences continue tonight

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Presley Sanders

Joni Blackburn is ready for parent/teacher conferences, which continue tonight from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Monday was the first of two days set aside this week for parent/teacher conferences. They will continue again tonight from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Marinda Cook prepares for parent/teacher conferences, which are set for 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at Duncan Middle School. (Damon Dillon)

The 3 1/2 hour time frame for both days gives parents time to work conferences into their schedule Students and parents are allowed to visit every class, not just core classes such as English or math.

To keep school staff, parents and students healthy and safe, masks with be required upon entering the building.

Parent/teacher conferences are important for both students and parents, and it is important the students show up.

Joni Blackburn, sixth-grade social studies teacher said she looks forward to conferences. Blackburn uses the opportunity to tell parents if their child is behind on their studies and/or has missing work.

She said she gets to tell parents where their students are in their education and where they need to be.

Marinda Cook, sixth-grade math teacher, said conferences are important for many students, but not everyone shows up.

“I wish all of them would come, but normally only 25 percent does,” Cook said.

Since this is the first parent/teacher conference of the year, many of the teachers are excited and looking forward to it. The teachers are ready to meet with the parents of students to discuss their next step in their learning experience.