Open house provides ease as parents step into the new year


As the hustle and bustle of the new year begins, many parents find themselves in a panic; trying to accommodate their routines for their children as their children accommodate to their new teachers. New homework policies and different styles of teaching calls for the potential of major miscommunication and stress from both ends of the educational role in the lives of everyone involved in learning.

This Wednesday brings the opportunity to resolve many of these miscommunications and conflicts before they even take place. FHC’s parent open house gives parents the opportunity to walk through their children’s schedule as if it was their own meeting every teacher and hearing every syllabus. Obtaining all the information their stealthy 15-year-old may have passed under the table in hopes of getting out of the harp to get their math homework done before they dare turn on that TV.

“It just helps, I think, to be able to put a face to the name,” said Principal Steve Passinault.

There are also two meetings taking place Wednesday night. One before, geared towards freshman parents welcoming them to FHC, and one following, for the parents of seniors allowing them to ask their child’s counselor questions, many of which pertain to the college application process.

“[Open house is] a great time to walk [parents] through the process of college applications,” Passinault said.

The staff members of TCT will also be there to guide parents to classrooms hoping to take away the first-day stress of finding a new classroom. They will also be willing to answer any and all questions any parent may have to the best of their ability.

“I think it’s a good way to begin the year as a welcome back and get-to-know the teachers night,” Passinault said.