In the coming week, thousands of parents are expected to visit with teachers and administrators at schools across the Beaumont Independent School District for the annual Goals Night. Set for three nights, the first session is for parents of high school students. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. this Monday, Sept. 10, at all BISD high schools. The next night, Tuesday, Sept. 11, features Lucas Pre-K and Bingman Head Start at 5:30 followed by elementary schools at 6:30 p.m. Goals Night for middle schools is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
Goals Night at each of the schools will focus on expectations for student achievements. Insight will be offered to parents on how they can help catapult their child’s success for college and career readiness. Administrators, teachers and even presenters from area institutions of higher learning will share important school dates, instructional information about the STAAR program, textbooks, after school tutorials, and the much talked about CSCOPE curriculum. Parents will also learn how homework, student attendance, various outreach initiatives, student involvement and enrichment groups, parent opportunities and discipline guidelines impact students’ achievement.
“This is a powerful time for parents, teachers, administrators and students to make sure we are all on the same page as we work toward the same goal of student success. Getting started on the right foot is the best way to make sure students don’t get off-track,” explained Dr. Timothy B. Chargois, Superintendent of Schools for BISD. “Goals Night will enlighten parents about what the new school year will bring, including getting a better understanding of the new curriculum and new state guidelines, backed by an attitude of achieving our best are ingredients for a great 2012-2013,” Dr Chargois added.
Goals Night is a time for parents to meet with each of their children’s teachers. Parents will spend about 15 minutes in each of their student’s classes. Teachers and administrators will present updates on testing scores, address attendance and answer questions about the new STAAR accountability system. Educators will also discuss the goals and objectives for this school year and talk about the procedures and rules for the campus. An outline of several new programs being introduced into the district this school year will also be provided.