A survey by the American Psychological Association found that younger Americans report the highest level of stress among all age groups. In addition to peer, academic, social and family pressures, the holiday season can bring seasonal stressors.
Good self-care can help combat stress and prevent it from becoming a more serious problem.
DOING THESE THINGS COULD HELP:
Get active. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress.
DID YOU KNOW… Three decades of research provide convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their children achieve high academic standards. When schools collaborate with parents to help their children learn and when parents participate in school activities and decision-making about their children’s education, children achieve at higher levels. In short, when parents are involved in education, children do better in school and schools improve. (https://www2.ed.gov/programs/titleiparta/parentinvguid.doc)
Time management is among the most common concerns voiced by parents and students. Students these days are perhaps busier than ever before: between academics and a barrage of extracurricular commitments, how can your child expect to keep up the juggling act and manage to get enough rest?
A few suggestions for creating an effective schedule:
TASK-ORIENTED: Help your child develop a realistic schedule by focusing on tasks. In emphasizing what he must accomplish each night – as well as during the week – you’ll help your student to improve his concentration in pursuit of specific, concrete goals.
CONSISTENT: If possible, carve out a nightly time for the completion of homework; this will establish accountability while enabling your child to internalize a study routine.
MANAGEABLE: Break it down by subject. Especially at the beginning, create conditions that will allow your child to acclimate to a new schedule. For example, you might suggest that he begin each day with his most daunting subject and work towards those he finds less difficult. Or, he might dedicate a small window to long-term projects, such as lingering tests or presentations. By breaking down large assignments into individual tasks with deadlines over a period of a few days/weeks, such projects will feel more manageable and will be less likely to be left until the last minute.
Something to think about…
Other upcoming events:
Picture Retake on November 16, 2021
November 22,23 K-12 Early Dismissal
November 24 Act 80 No School
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break No School: teachers/students
A short conversation asking them to share their grades, along with how they are feeling about school may give you insight, if necessary, into how much more time they may need to spend on schoolwork. It’s not too late to make the 2021-2022 school year a successful one!
Other upcoming events:
In-Service Day K-12 on November 5, 2021 – No school for students
Welcome to the Title I Times – a new blog meant to keep you informed about what’s going on with us and with the Manor Middle School community. Check us out each month for updates, study strategies, and other important information to help your student realize their potential.
Miss Amy Niemkiewicz is the Title I Teacher and leads two 7th grade reading classes in addition to her Title I and Academic Support responsibilities. Miss Niemkiewicz has been at Manor Middle School for 17 years.
Mrs. Donna Carle assists with eighth grade and has been at Manor Middle School for 11 years. She is joined by Ms. Lisa Acquaviva who is new to our team this year and we are all very excited about it! Ms. Acquaviva (meaning: water of life) taught emotional support for a total of 23 years between York Suburban Middle School and at Manheim Township Middle School. Before becoming a teacher, she worked for her dad’s home improvement company in York, PA. When her dad became ill, she decided to go back to school to become a teacher. She loves all animals and has several rescue dogs and cats. She also takes care of her mom, who lives with her, along with her 2 dogs and a cat. She has three sisters who live close by – family is extremely important to her and she spends a lot of time with them. She is very excited to be working with the students in the Title One Program.
Mrs. Jen Lewis and Mrs. Theresa Lehmann both came to Manor Middle School during the 2019 – 2020 school year and work with seventh grade.
We are looking forward to this school year. From American History to World History, the Animal Kingdom to the World of Geology, Algebra to Geometry, and a whole alphabet of authors, we will be exploring our world and learning new things. We hope your student shares our enthusiasm and is as excited about this year as we are!