Parent Night

Waukee Middle School 2016-2017 Parent Night #3: STUDENTS CELEBRATE LEARNING

Wednesday, February 22nd from 1:30-3:30 pm

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Thursday, February 23rd from 3:30-7:30 pm

Parent Night #2 Structure and Process

FIRST, watch this video to get a good feel for what Parent Night #3 will look and sound like:

Parent Night #3: Students Celebrate Learning “How-to” Video

Tips that will help the evening go well for you and your child:

  • Focus on learning, not behavior
  • Focus on the learning process, not just the product
  • Encourage students to reflect on their learning and current proficiency
  • Support students in determining their “next steps” for improvement
  • Students will share artifacts to demonstrate progress toward learning targets

Process for the evening:

  • Upon entering the building, Student Ambassadors will be there to greet you and to make sure you know where you and your child can find your Advisory teacher.
  • The handout you receive in Advisory will include learning your child wants to share with you and some prompts for you (the parent) to ask as you move throughout your time together.
  • Teachers will have prompts and other information available in the classroom to support your conversations and be present to answer questions and support student conversations.
  • All teachers will be in their regular classrooms unless your child let’s you know otherwise.

Concerned about not getting 1:on:1 time with the teacher?

This is a great question and one that has been brought up in other conversations with our families. If you wish for a more private, extended conversation, we recommend you request that a teacher contact you for a phone or in-person conversation outside of our Parent Night. You can do that now or anytime throughout the school year. We want to move away from the mindset that “conferences” are the only two times parents and teachers should communicate in person or over the phone. We are encouraging ongoing conversation from teachers, students and parents throughout the school year.

Additional Questions? (email ashockey@waukeeschools.org)

Do we recommend you attend? Absolutely! This is a great opportunity for parents to get a look (hear, see & even feel) at how things are going with your son or daughter, what they are learning/working and how they understand the learning targets up to this point in their classes. Your child is preparing for the time so please make it a priority!

Parent Night Sign-up Information

Registering your Parent Night time

To give greater flexibility in scheduling, Waukee Middle School continues to make scheduling available via the web. Beginning Monday, February 6th, you will have the opportunity to access our calendar and to pick an available time that best fits your schedule. Each evening is broken down into 20 minute segments; these segments are only your arrival time. You may stay for as long or as short of a time as you’d like.

If you do not have access to the internet at home or work, the school welcomes you to use one of our computers. Also, you can use a computer at the public library or our district office located at 560 Southeast University Avenue.

The following simple steps are necessary to help you select an available time to create an appointment.

Step-By-Step Parent/Guardian Instructions

  1. Click on the following link to open the online scheduler:  Online Scheduler Link
  2. From the Online Scheduler Home Page
    1. Choose your student’s school from the drop down list and click “GO”.
    2. Enter the school password (wmswarriors).
    3. Click the LOOKUP STUDENT ID button to access the system.
    4. Verify the student’s birth date.
    5. You will see your student’s advisory teacher with whom you will sign up.
    6. If you have more than one student at WMS, you can schedule all conferences at one time by answering YES to this question, “Do you want to schedule conferences for another student?”  If you have only one student, answer NO to that question.
    7. You will then see the available time slots
    8. Select the time that works best for your schedule.
    9. Enter your email address (recommended), if you would like an email reminder sent to you. (Your email address is kept private.)
    10. Once you have finished, you can confirm your appointment details and print your conference schedule.
    11. Write down the Confirmation Number. (You will need this number to cancel your appointment.)

If you need assistance, please email support@canyoncreeksoftware.com or call

1-866-784-3981

Feel free to contact Jeane or Debbie at 515.987.5177 if you are having any difficulties or need assistance. We value your involvement and look forward to spending this time with you and your student!