At Davis Middle School on Tuesday, the turnout was significantly larger than in previous years. In addition to meeting their children’s teachers, parents learned about the new science and tech projects that the school will provide this year. Importantly, Principal Lakeyshua Washington also spent time listening and answering parents questions.
“One of the concerns was safety, they want to know how are we making sure that their kids are safe and if we are addressing bullying at the school,” she said. “We let them know that our plans are always evolving, we need their input and we must work all together.”
“In this assignment I discovered who I am and what I want in life, and I wanted to share it with my mom,” said Estrella while looking at the presentation of her possible future career: being a stylist for celebrities.
“I hope to see him graduate from high school, he has three older siblings and none of them completed high school; my hope is in this one. That’s my main motivation for coming to these meetings.”
Patricia Menard teaches Spanish at Walton. She believes that Parent Nights are vital because there’s a lot at stake.
“I think children in middle school require special attention. Even though they are not elementary school children anymore they are not as mature as they would be in high school,” Menard said. “This is when they could make a lot of mistakes in their academic path that could potentially affect their future and we need to be there for them.”
Walton Principal Dr. Bobby Walker reminds you that all you have to do is show up to the school any day. “You can always come to the office; if you need help, our doors are always open and we will personally support any parent that missed tonight’s meeting to get the information provided here.”