Conferences at Crossroads

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Conferences are held twice each year, midway through each semester. They serve as an opportunity to bring students, parents and teachers together to discuss students’ progress this year, show and explain major class assignments, and share goals/action plan for continued success. These conferences supplement the communication that occurs daily between students and their teachers about work and the grades and …

Register for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

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Families will make their conference appointments online through School Appointments. All families will need to create a new account this year. You may set up your account any time with this link http://xrds.schoolappointments.com/admin/. The site closes on Thursday, October 22nd at noon. To register for appointments after that time, you may sign up on the teachers’ doors during conferences Friday, October 23rd if there are spaces remaining. The …

Design Thinking Workshop

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Seventh through ninth grades completed their first design-thinking challenge thanks to the “Crash Course” from the Institute of Design at Stanford University.  Students redesigned   the backpack, something that is integral to every student’s daily experience.  After being asked to come up with ideas outside of the box and to go for “volume and variety” when generating ideas (ideation), several backpacks with …