Collective Commitments Parents
Collective Commitments for Stevenson Parents
We, as parents, must first become familiar with the established vision statement of Stevenson High School. We can contribute to the pursuit of that vision and the success of our children when we:
1) Become informed and knowledgeable about the curricular, co-curricular, and student support programs available to students by:
• carefully reviewing school publications such as the Curriculum Coursebook, Co-Curricular Handbook, and Student Guidebook.
• attending and participating in parent information programs sponsored by the school.
• reading The Minuteman each month.
• reading/using the Stevenson website.
2) Assist our children in making important educational decisions by:
• helping our children set educational goals which are appropriate to their individual capabilities, interests, and needs.
• participating in the course selection process.
• encouraging involvement in school activities.
• helping our children identify and pursue post-secondary education and career goals.
3) Engage in open and timely communication with the school by:
• responding to the school’s feedback about our children’s academic progress and behavior.
• advising school personnel of any special circumstances or needs of our children.
• being proactive in asking questions, expressing concerns, and seeking information.
4) Become actively involved in the life of the school by:
• attending school programs.
• participating in parent support groups such as the Patriot Parent Association, Booster Clubs, Task Forces, etc.
• volunteering in the school.
• acting as an advocate for quality education within the community.
• utilizing the resources of the school through adult education and community access programs.
• promoting Stevenson to the extended community.
5) Help our children become responsible, self-reliant members of the school community by:
• teaching them to accept responsibility for their own learning, decisions, and behavior.
• insisting they observe the rules of the school.
• demonstrating respect, consideration, and cooperation in dealing with others and expecting our children to do the same.
6) Create a supportive environment for learning in our homes by:
• modeling the importance of life-long learning.
• providing a quiet time and place for study.
• helping our students make connections between their learning experiences and their everyday lives.
• expecting achievement and offering encouragement and praise.
7) Promote healthy lifestyles by:
• modeling and supporting responsible lifestyle choices.
• monitoring the activities of our children and responding to behavior which jeopardizes their health and well being.
• becoming informed of the risks associated with teenage use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
• discussing and developing family rules which prohibit illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.