I know that it is hard to believe that March Madness is here and we are less than
two weeks away from the o cial start of spring, March 20! Similar to the NCAA’s March Madness, the pressure from high school ramps up with academic and career areas as a result of state assessments and career area competitions. In addition, decisions about interviews for next year’s Co-Op positions, spring sports tryouts, dual enrollment, prom,
senior recognition, and graduation are just a few of the stressors that students maybe trying to work through. According to Dr. Kate Robert (2013), there are a few things that parents can do to help their student be
successful from March to the end of the school year:
1. Accept that academics will be challenging. Schoolwork is signi cantly more di cult between March and the end of the school year. It is recommended that you plan time for extended homework and projects. Being diligent about checking HAC and your student’s homework planner is essential to overcoming some of the academic challenges.
2. Address problems proactively. If your student is struggling, instead of getting frustrated nd a way to provide what they need. For example, a potential solution for a student struggling in an academic is to have the student stay after school on Wednesday for extra help. A bus for extra help is provided at 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
3. Managing the spring activity schedule. Spring is full of extracurricular activities. Plan ahead by looking at the calendar and plotting out the commitments visually in advance. This will prevent you from being caught o guard. The Delcastle School App is a good proactive tool for you to use. You may also want to consider following Delcastle’s school website, Facebook and Twitter pages as another method to stay informed.
Besides providing tips to help your student be successful, the rest of this newsletter contains information about upcoming events and major activities that recently occurred. It also features achievements made by students and sta .
Dr. Clifton Hayes