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In a perfect world, parents would never need to have uncomfortable conversations with their child’s teacher. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world.
For many parents, approaching their child’s teacher to discuss a concern is intimidating. Others think that talking to the teacher is a waste of time and want to go straight to the principal. But to get the best results, there are steps that parents should follow. The good news is that most parents never have go through all of them to get a problem solved. Please take a moment to read the rest of our article on communicating with your child’s teacher.
Watching the Weather – from the Roof of the Middle School?
Marietta Public Schools can now claim something that not many area schools have – their very own weather station. The weather station, purchased from Davis Instruments, measures wind, temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and precipitation, along with a handful of other things. It produces data with research-grade accuracy.
The weather station was the brainchild of middle school teacher Chris Dobbins. Dobbins, who teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes, wanted to use the station to incorporate weather data into classes and thought it would also give the entire community a valuable asset.
We are so excited about the new weather station! Take a look at our full article for even more information.
Preparing Students for Higher Education
It’s customary for the public to hear about a school’s report card, which usually has much to say about how that school’s students are performing on standardized tests of some kind. That’s because standardized testing seems to be the name of the game as far as how the performance of schools is judged. But - and it’s a big, big but. Shouldn’t we also look at the job that schools are doing in terms of preparing students for life after they leave the halls of Marietta Public Schools? After all, couldn’t we argue that life is the biggest standardized test of them all?
Please take a moment to read our entire Were You Ready for College? article.
Marietta’s High School Basketball Tourney is Back
Tournament renamed to honor Moore
Many moons ago, Marietta High School sponsored a basketball tournament that was a pretty big deal. Then, they stopped. Athletic Director and Boys Basketball Coach Jared Messer isn’t sure why. To read the entire story, view our Tourney is Back article.
Middle School STEM Class Teaches Essential Skills, by Joani Hartin
Chris Dobbins, middle school teacher and track coach, is a self-proclaimed science guy. This year, Marietta Middle School’s resident science guy is teaching a STEM class as an elective for a mix of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students.
Please take a moment to read the rest of Joani Hartin’s Brain Building article.