High schoolers working with parents, teachers for next year’s schedules
By Mike Douglas Marion School District
The annual Career Action Planning (CAP) Conferences for Marion Junior High School and Marion High School students and their parents will be held this week on Thursday, March 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, March 18, from 8 to 3:30 p.m. CAP has been an integral part of parent involvement for these Marion schools for over a decade. All MJHS and MHS teachers are trained to advise students about course offerings and graduation requirements. They meet with their advisees several times before the actual conferences to help students plan the courses they need to take in order to reach their career goals. Parents and students have had a chance to look through this year’s CAP book, the annual publication of course offerings, to make decisions about next year’s schedule. The online version of the book is available from the MHS website at http://mhs.msd3.org/210402_3. When they attend their CAP conference, they will pick up a current report card and receive additional information about state test results and instructional programs. MJHS students and their parents will have their conferences in the MJHS cafetorium, while MHS sophomores and juniors will meet on the floor of the MJHS arena. Current seniors’ parents may pick up report cards from the arena lobby as well. Teachers from both schools will also be available upon request for conferences about grades and other parent concerns. Mr. Elmer West, MJHS principal and Mr. Lincoln Daniels, MHS principal, urge all parents to keep their CAP appointments because it is critical to student success that parents are involved in educational decisions. Teachers from both campuses want to help students succeed and meet the goals they and their parents have set. Parents with questions about appointment times may call their child’s school office.