Parent Involvement Produces...
- Higher grades and test scores
- Better attendance and more homework completed
- More positive attitudes toward school
- Better behavior
- Higher graduation rates
- Increased enrollment in post secondary education
Steps you can take on a regular basis:
- Encourage your child to read. If they say they have no homework, they can always be reading. All Language Arts teachers have reading homework through the Accelerated Reader program built into their curriculum.
- Set aside a regular time and place for homework. Often times a common area is better than their room. This will prevent them from having their TV on, surfing the internet, or talking on their cell phone.
- Let your middle school child know that effort - not intelligence - is the real key to success in school.
- Visit the library regularly together. The Montgomery House Library in McEwensville has a great selection of books and other resources.
- Keep close track of your child's school work. There is usually no such thing as "No Homework" for the middle school student. If you do not believe them when they tell you they completed it in study hall, then make them bring it home and show it to you completed.
Talk with your child about their day. Some topic starters include:
- What was the most important thing that you learned today?
- What new assignments did you get?
- What do you think your history/science/math/language arts teacher will ask on the test?