Our View: Parent-Teacher Conferences Need Fixing

By Staff Once every fall, parents of Dexter students visit the high school for an hour or more of conversations with teachers they don’t know and about classes they probably aren’t familiar with at parent-teacher conferences. By the second semester, the information isn’t relevant anymore, due to the fact their students’ classes, teachers, and overall performance are likely all different. Since many parents may forget what they learn at conferences and get no point of reference for the next semester, one conference isn’t enough to inform them of how their…

Evolution of Christmas Lists

As your desired gifts increase in price, make sure your appreciation increases too ‘Tis the season to get out the pen and paper, and to put your thinking cap on to come up with what to want Santa to bring you this year. There were easier times, times when our lists would max out at $250, full of little gimmick toys that cost around $20 each. It was much easier for both us, and our parents’ wallets. I remember being five or six, making my first Christmas list, filling it…