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T.E.A.M. Mini-conference

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What? The TEAM mini-conference is an opportunity created for parents by the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) and the Davis Middle School 6th grade team. As students transition from elementary school to middle school there are many changes physically, emotionally, socially, as well as educationally. We have crafted 20 minute mini-sessions for parents to attend based on concerns specific to the rising 6th grade student. Parents will be able to choose 3 of the sessions listed below to attend.


When? Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12 PM


Where? Davis Middle School Cafeteria, 2495 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD, 20603


Who? The TEAM Mini-conference is open to all parents who have students who are going to any Charles County middle school next year (students are also welcome).


Questions? Contact the EACC Office 301-392-0150


TEAM Mini-conference sessions will include:


Parents as Partners Part 1: (Presenters: Cameron Ashbaugh & Tanya Ansell, Language Arts teachers, Davis MS)

Overview of Responsibility, Organization and Behavior of middle school students


Parents as Partners Part 2: (Presenters: Cameron Ashbaugh & Tanya Ansell, Language Arts teachers, Davis MS)

Navigating Parent-teacher conferences, Communication with the school, Consequences & Policies


Parents as Partners Part 3: (Presenters: Cameron Ashbaugh & Tanya Ansell, Language Arts teachers, Davis MS)

Organization, Homework, Study Skills & Attendance


Making Connections: Resources to help your student achieve (Presenter: Heather Hartman-Jansen, Media Specialist, Somers MS)

Your child has a research project due tomorrow! Your middle school librarian has help for you. Stop by and learn about district and public library resources that will make research a breeze.


Understanding the Middle School Adolescent: Effective Advice for Middle School Parents (Presenter: Clyde-Lamont Geddis, Language Arts teacher, Davis MS)

Parents will get tips on “re”connecting with their preadolescent child as they fumble through the middle school years. 


Fostering a Growth Mindset (Presenter: Matthew Deegan, Vice Principal, Davis MS)

How to recognize and apply a growth mindset in ourselves and OUR children.


Stress management (Presenter: Dr. Michael Blanchard, Supervising School Psychologist Charles County Public Schools)

Cell phones, texting, social media, the world is a stressful enough place for your child.  What 5 things can you do to reduce the “stress” for your child entering the world of middle school. 


Synergy Student Information System (Presenter: Lora Bennett, Director of Customer Experience for Technology, Charles County Public Schools)

Charles County Public Schools will be deploying a new student information system and parent portal during the 2017-2018 school year.  This session will show the features and functionality of the new system.



May 13, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Davis Middle School
2495 Davis Road
Waldorf, MD 20646 United States
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