Supe's On: Involvement in child’s education is vital to success

Dr. Jarson Larson, Superintendent of the Brandon Valley School District

Parental engagement and involvement in a child’s education are critical for their academic success. Research demonstrates that students with an engaged adult in their education have much higher graduation rates, academically perform better, and have fewer behavioral issues at school. The Brandon Valley School District will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences on the following dates:

• Monday, March 14 - Elementary Buildings / Brandon Valley High School 

• Tuesday, March 15 - Brandon Valley Intermediate School / Middle School 

We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to attend conferences and be actively engaged in your child’s education. I would like to challenge you to: Attend - Engage - Discuss. Attend conferences. Engage with your child’s teacher(s). Discuss what was shared at conferences with your child. Meaningful engagement and follow-up have the power to propel a child to new levels of academic success.

Additional active participation strategies parents and guardians can utilize to create a home environment that encourages learning may include:

• Inquire daily about your child’s school day

• Assist your child with homework

• Discuss books or read together

• Volunteer at school

No matter the strategies utilized, communicating the importance of an education to our children is essential as together we promote an outstanding educational experience for our children.

I would like to extend a special congratulations to the BVHS variety show performers, BVHS Indoor Marching Percussion group, and the BVHS wrestling team for their successful weekend events and outstanding performances.

Go Lynx!



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