WE STRIVE TO PREPARE ALL STUDENTS FOR THE LIFELONG PROCESS OF LEARNING, EMPOWERING THEM WITH PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY. OUR VISION IS TO PROVIDE ALL STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A POSITIVE SENSE OF SELF, RESPECT FOR OTHERS, AND RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR.
Our student-led conferences were a huge success! Students were thoughtful, descriptive, and reflective about their learning. Parents were able to see a wide range of student work in the form of digital portfolios, models, projects, and other products. There was so much evidence of learning on display! More importantly, students were able to discuss that learning and share their growth with the people closest to them. Our surveys showed that parents found the conferences informative and meaningful, with the vast majority of respondents saying that they preferred these student-led conferences to more traditional conferences. We look forward to reflecting on how we can improve the experience for both students and parents--and to our next round of conferences in the Spring!
We were delighted to host three members of the VSO this past week. Students were shown a variety of brass instruments--including a few made from garden hose and funnels--and learned a bit of physics and history as well. Our guests played some classical music, some jazz, and even a little blues. CES would like to offer a big 'thank you' to everyone who was a part of bringing a bit of the VSO to Charleston Elementary.