HFMS administrators, many of whom have children of their own, know what it’s like when you ask your student, “What did you do at school today?” Often times, the answer can be far from informative. That’s why the HFMS administrative team decided to host Shadow Day, a day dedicated to allowing parents to attend school with their student.
“The parents attend classes, walk the halls, and even eat lunch in the cafeteria,” HFMS Principal Jay Thompson explained. “We want them to get to know our school, and this provides them with that opportunity.”
For parents who could not attend during the day, Mr. Thompson offered an opportunity for parents to attend an evening session called Open House II.
“It’s a great way to show parents and guardians the great things happening at HFMS, and it helps build a relationship between school and home,” Mr. Thompson said.
Parents enjoyed the opportunity to go back to school and have a window into their student’s everyday life. Michael Stanley was one of more than 80 parents who participated in Shadow Day.
“I got to see how my son interacts with other kids, I got to meet his teachers, and I got to see what my son is learning in his classes,” Mr. Stanley said. “I think it’s a great chance to understand what’s happening in the school.”
Shadow Day is just one way HFMS is working to improve parent involvement on campus. HFMS administrators look forward to hosting the event again next year.