First in-person, group event of this kind in several years at MHS is a success
It has been a staple for as long as anyone can remember, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic that affected education worldwide, this is one of many traditions that fell by the wayside.
This past Thursday night the traditional, in-person, Parent-Teacher Conference Night returned to Malden High School, and judging from the attendance and the atmosphere, it was a big success.
“It was a great night for Malden High School and its families,” said MHS sixth-year Principal Chris Mastrangelo. “We had a tremendous turnout of parents, caregivers and other family members and the atmosphere was very positive.”
The evening was held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with educators’ groups together by subject taught in the two cafeterias. All Malden High School administrators, including Mastrangelo and the four House Principals, as well as all of the guidance and adjustment counselors were on hand to meet with the parents and caregivers, answer questions about their students’ academic progress and discuss their grades.
Report cards for the First Quarter grading period were recently distributed at Malden High School and districtwide.
“It was a very productive evening for all who participated, both parents, caregivers and our educators,” Mastrangelo said. “We held virtual parent-teacher conferences the past two years, which were successful, but there is nothing like the personal touch of meeting those who educate your child, face-to-face.”
It was estimated that several hundred parents and caregivers were in attendance that night.
In another homegrown touch, the members of MHS Junior Class of 2024 held a well-received Bake Sale and coffee station at the event.
“We have been able to restore many of the practices and events that were affected by the pandemic and we feel this was one of the more important ones,” Mastrangelo said. “It is still the best way for parents and caregivers to get first-hand information from educators and for educators to get to know the caregivers.”
More parent-teacher conferences are planned at Malden High School and at the other Malden schools later this school year. Dates and times are available on Malden Public Schools website: www.maldenps.org.