Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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October 8, 2012

JISD to hold report card pick-up day

JACKSONVILLE — Officials at Jacksonville ISD are taking a new approach to disbursing student report cards. Instead of mailing out the first report card of the year to parents, the school is inviting them to the campus in an attempt to build stronger relationships.

A Community Report Card Pick Up Day will be held Monday, a student holiday and a JISD staff development day, allowing parents to meet the faculty that teaches their children.

 “We think it is a great way to reach out to our students’ parents, to help them get to know the teacher, and how their child is doing in school,” said Judy Terry, the district's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

“Parents will get a chance to discuss their child’s progress during the first six weeks of school and hopefully make a connection with the teacher to help that child be successful at school,” she said.

Fall parent-teacher conferences are planned at the elementary and intermediate school campuses, and appointment times have already been sent home with students.

Report card pick up for  7th graders will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., and from 1 to 3 p.m. for 8th graders at the middle school campus.

Jacksonville High School will present a showcase of activities that coincide with report card pickup hours, slated from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The high school also will host Monday's Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” gathering that begins at 5:15 p.m.

In addition, the Compass Center, the district's alternative learning program, the Compass Center, will host casual meet and greet  sessions for parents of students in the OASIS program from 8 to 11 a.m., and from noon to 3 p.m. for the DIRECT program.

“This is just our way of trying to build a connection between parents and the school that is a little more personal and effective than parents getting a report card in the mail,” said district public information officer Marc McCloud.

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