Heights parents get a sample of high school life

Heights parents use their phones to answer Algebra 2 questions using the online assessment tool Kahoot in Thersa Mamaoag’s class. The green color on the screens show the answer is correct.
Heights parents use their phones to answer Algebra 2 questions using the online assessment tool Kahoot in Thersa Mamaoag’s class. The green color on the screens show the answer is correct.

Hundreds of parents filled the halls of Heights High School to learn about their child’s high school life. The annual Parent Exchange Day gives parents the opportunity to walk the halls to find classes, meet the teachers and work on class assignments to better understand what their child does at school.

Teachers had activities for parents to give them an idea of what happens in the classroom. In Theresa Mamaoag’s Algebra 2 class, parents were introduced to Kahoot, an online assessment tool that uses smart phones or tablets. Parents were tested to see if they could answer questions about equations in 5 seconds. The parents were engaged and quickly learned how to use the program.

Principal Bruce Deterding says it’s a great way to encourage parental involvement.

This is the 35th year for Heights’ Parent Exchange Day.

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