Futures Knights News
New School Year!
Coming back from the summer break, making sure your child is well dressed, homework is done, and all the beginning of the year forms are turned. It is a busy and somewhat stressful time for many.
For Futures staff, it is an exciting and stressful time as we prepare the program and the facility to ensure that as soon as students come, they are ready to learn. As an administrator of 11 years, I still eagerly await for the new and returning students every year. I know that every year brings new and exciting moments and learning opportunities not just for the students, but for me as well. I graduated hundreds of students in the past years and met thousands of students in my 19 years in education. And I firmly believe that every child is unique and intelligent, and every time I meet a new student, a new world is opening to me. As we progress with this year, I will get to know your child and you, and I want to share a bit about my passions so you can get to know me better too.
As an educator, I am passionate about reading - anything I can get my hands on, from biographies and historical accounts to fantasy and mystery stories (except romance stories). Most importantly, I am passionate about working with students (teenagers) - learning from them, talking and working with each kid is like reading a new book with an unexpected ending that you may or may not discover in many years… everybody is unique and different, and it is a new experience every time.
I wish that the start of the new school year is smooth and enjoyable for you. Your children grow and change every day and every year, and it is a fantastic experience to see these changes.
When students get more mature, they not only grow physically, but they also grow emotionally. This inner world is new, scary, and complicated. The way they take in information and emotions change as they try to find their identity and self-image. With many changes going on and not knowing how to describe it, the students may begin to act differently. Either they may close up or begin to act out.
One of the methods that we find useful is listening. Listening to your children will help them express themselves and allow them to alleviate the pressures they may be feeling. A mother shares her experience with us,
“As my daughter has gotten older, I’ve noticed that she doesn’t talk to me as much. So when she does feel like chatting, I try to take advantage of the moment and listen to her. I’ve noticed that it’s best to do less talking and more listening. Sometimes, if I sit quietly with her, she’ll start sharing. And other times I ask questions, “What do you think? Or “What would have you done?” simply doing that changed the way we communicate and our relationship.”
Simply listening can strengthen the relationship with adolescents and help with being better parents and friends for them.
Principal, Futures High School
Superintendent Fall Staff Presentation 4
Student Talk Radio (8:00 am) 7
No School 11/14
Red Ribbon Week 21-25
School Site Council (4:00 pm) 30
We, as teachers and staff of Futures High School, believe that the presence and participation of parents is vital for student success in their education and growth to become contributors to our community. That is why we make every effort to provide opportunities to volunteer. We invite you as a parent, grandparent, or guardian to visit our campus and see where you would like to make a positive impact. Here are some options:
Helping at Events
Art and Drama Boosters club
Field trip chaperoning
School Site Council membership/participation
Before and After school assistance
Мы, как преподаватели и сотрудники школы Futures считаем, что присутствие и участие родителей в школьной жизни ребёнка имеет жизненно важное значение для успеха учащегося как в образовательном процессе, так и в его внутреннем росте и в стремлении завоевать своё место в обществе. Именно поэтому мы прилагаем все усилия, чтобы обеспечить различные возможности для вашего участия в жизни школы. Мы приглашаем вас, уважаемые родители, а также бабушек и дедушек наших учеников прийти в нашу школу и посмoтреть, чем бы вы могли нам помочь. Со своей стороны мы предлагаем несколько вариантов помощи:
Art and Drama Boosters club
Помощь в экскурсиях
Участие в школьном родительском комитете
Помощь до и после школы