With today's start for traditional-calendar schools, Durham Public Schools is fully open for business for all of our projected 33,650 students. The first month of school is an important time of transition for students; by developing good academic and social habits today, they can set the stage for greater academic success throughout the year. We went to some of our principals for their advice to families on how they can best support their children after school begins.
Mattiyah Jones, a sophomore at the School for Creative Studies, appears much more mature than her 14 years.
Members of the Physician Assistant Program Class of 2014 received their PA certificates in a ceremony Friday morning at the Physician Assistant Program building in downtown Durham. The students received MHS degrees in May at the Duke University graduation ceremonies.
It seems that just when families have begun to settle into their summer routines, it’s already time for a new school year. Durham Public Schools students on the traditional calendar go back to class on Aug. 25. Here are some important tips to help start the school year smoothly.
Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.
When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.