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JANUARY

What’s happening with your student?

What parents and guardians can do:

-January Helpful Hint-
At Shepherd University, learning takes place outside of the classroom, too. Encourage your student to attend educational and cultural events around campus, including guest speakers, musical and theater performances, museums, poetry slams, etc. We also have opportunities throughout the semester for Shepherd students to connect with the surrounding community through student community service and service learning activities.

 FEBRUARY

 What’s happening with your student?

What parents, guardians, and families can do:

-February Helpful Hint-
Care packages are a favorite way to show students how much you love them. Possible contents can include: food (homemade cookies or family specialties), money, socks/slippers, pictures from home (don’t forget to include the family pet!), gift certificates for Shepherdstown restaurants or stores, microwave popcorn, candy/ chocolate/gum, letters from the family, vitamins, cold/flu medications, coupons, winter clothing, and toiletries.

MARCH

 What’s happening with your student?

What parents and guardians can do:

-March Helpful Hint-
If you live close enough, March is a good time for a short visit to campus. Be sure to talk to your student ahead of time to make sure it’s a good time for them. Students appreciate being taken out to dinner and going shopping during these visits!

APRIL

What’s happening with your student?

What parents and guardians can do:

-April Helpful Hint-
Join us for our annual Relay For Life Event on April 7, 2017 at the Wellness Center. There are many FUNdraising opportunities throughout the whole night! This is a great time to see what’s going on with Shepherd and your student, while supporting a great cause!

MAY

What’s happening with your student?

What parents and guardians can do:

-May Helpful Hint-
Congratulations!
You’ve made it through the first year. You should relax and enjoy this moment. Your student will continue to grow and change over the course of the next few years, and your relationship with your student will also continue to change. However, the first year is a big transition for you both, and you should feel proud if you have both managed to successfully navigate hurdles of the first year.

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