Successful education depends on effective parent-teacher communication. Beyond academic success, parent-student communication will have a profound impact on how a child matures into adulthood as well.
For at least 180 days each year, your children divide the majority of their time between role models and mentors. A child’s primary mentors are parents, guardians, siblings, and extended family. There is no one who will impact your child’s life as much as you. At the same time, your child will spend most of the time they are not with you at school with teachers, faculty, and counselors. For Christian parents, pastors, Sunday school teachers, and other mentors will be there to help them grow.
As a parent, it is vital to maintain excellent and consistent communication with your child’s mentors and role models.
It may feel like just yesterday your child took their first steps. Soon, however, they will be completing their middle school education and graduating from eighth grade. If your eight-grader is graduating from St. Paul Lutheran School, we are grateful for our time with them. Now, we want to help you and your students make the transition to high school.
This article will primarily address parents of rising high school freshman; however, the content here can be applied to parents of students in almost any phase of their education. If you would like to know more about how our institution answers these questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
“In order for man to succeed in life, God provided him with two means, education and physical activity. Not separately, one for the soul and the other for the body, but for the two together. With these two means, man can attain perfection.” - Plato
At St. Paul Lutheran School, we are committed first and foremost to the spiritual and academic development of our students. However, that is not to the exclusion of physical activity and athletics. By integrating academic instruction with regular physical activity, we help our children develop into healthy, well-rounded adults.
In this article, we are discussing the vital role of physical activity in your child’s educational experience.
A growing educational movement in Michigan, there are now over 300 charter schools in the state. According to My Charters, an organization raising awareness about movement charter schools are:
“Charter schools are free, independently-operated public schools that have the flexibility and autonomy to meet their students' needs.”
Combining the freedom of private school with the affordability of public education, charter schools often seem like the best-case scenario for parents searching for alternatives to traditional academic instruction in the area.