Friday, February 17, 2017

Week of 2/13/17

Good afternoon and happy February vacation!

Student access to course recommendations is now open in iStudent and will remain open through the end of vacation.  This is an extension of one week so that all students make sure to get their elective choices in and approve their recommendations.    

As a reminder, students should approve the core classes recommended by their teachers and choose up to 6 elective choices.  Refer to the Program of Studies for information on all courses which can be found on the AHS website. Students can enter elective choices into the box that lists each department or the blank elective boxes below the department list.  We ask students to rank the electives #1-6 in order of preference in the comment section.

If you are looking for information on how to support your students with the process please review the PowerPoint we shared with students.  It can also be found on the AHS website.  

The iParent window to approve courses will open on Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 10. The Parent Quick Start Guide for Student Course Recommendations, found here, will walk you through the process. We feel strongly that our teacher's have a good understanding of your students strengths and areas for growth and make great recommendations for course levels.  However, you as a family have the final decision on which courses your child takes.  We expect that you do all that you can to be informed when make these level decisions.  If you wish to override a course recommendation I have attached the Override Process here.  

Parent Conference Night is scheduled for March 2nd from 6-8pm.  The focus of this night will be for parents that wish to discuss overriding a teacher recommendation.  If you are considering an override please call Linda Chaney in the main office at 881-0177 to schedule an appointment.  As always, if you have a concern about your child's academics, parents are always encouraged to reach out to teachers to schedule a meeting at another convenient time.  

Parents who are not in need of an override but would like to conference with a teacher are welcome to call to schedule an appointment as well starting when we return from vacation. The faculty had asked for a focus for the evening this year but the intention is not to prevent other parents from meeting with teachers.  The AHS faculty greatly appreciates the thanks and support shown by so many Ashland parents.  Feel free to reach out to show that appreciation at any time!  

On Parent Conference Night, Thursday, March 2nd from 6-8 pm, the AHS Guidance Department will host "Naviance for Parents" in the Distance Learning Lab of the AHS library.  This will be conducted on a "drop-in" basis, and parents will be able to set up their own accounts and browse the outstanding features of this state-of-the art software.  Naviance helps AHS students with self awareness, career information and exploration, and college information and exploration.  No pre-registration is necessary, simply stop by and join us!




Today was the last day our Chinese visitors were with us at AHS.  It was a great three weeks and we learned so much from each other.




 Friendships were formed and it was fun to watch them exchanging number and making plans to stay in touch.









We wish them safe travels for the rest of their US adventure and hope to see some of them back at AHS next year!












Wanted:  Volunteer Shadow Students for Japanese Exchange Visitors
AHS is looking for interested student volunteers of any grade level to help Japanese exchange students tour the school and shadow classrooms throughout the day on Friday March 3rd, 2017.  This is an E Day.  If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Mr. Massalski in the main office no later than Wednesday March 1st, 2017 or e-mail at pmassalski@ashland.k12.ma.us


Tickets are now on sale for the AHSTS production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The production runs Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7PMSunday, March 5th at 2PMPatrons may buy discounted tickets in advance online. All seating is reserved. For more information visit www.ahsts.com.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country. 

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.


Please check out our Parent Flyers for information on what's happening around town.  Mark your calendars for the PTO sponsored Clocker Classic on March 9 and the School Safety Information Night on March 15.

Coming Soon a film sponsored by the PTO and Ashland Public Schools:  Screenagers tentatively set for March 29 - Mark Your Calendars http://www.screenagersmovie.com/


Our very own Eryn Flynn- grade 9- will be teaching a Teen Writing Workshop at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, February 25 at 5pm.   Check out this link for more information.
While at Eryn's workshop, come visit the Bethany Hill Place table to hear all about the good work they do locally! 10% of all proceeds on Saturday, February 25th will go towards increasing the literacy programs at Bethany Hill Place.  BHP is a living and learning community of neighbors that provides independent, affordable housing and educational opportunities within a climate of respect, inclusion, and acceptance.  BHP is located near the Framingham/Ashland line on Bethany Road in Framingham.  Get your Bethany Hill book fair coupon here.

The Friends of the Ashland Public Library needs help setting up our book sale on March 2nd and/or 3rd between 4 and 6 pm, selling cupcakes during the sale on Saturday, March 4th from 10 am until 2 pm (or until they're gone), and breaking down the book sale from 2-3 pm on Saturday, March 4th. We have forms at the library. Please send a message to president@friendsoftheapl.com if you can help.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week of 2/6/17

Good afternoon-

I hope you have all dug out from yesterday and are preparing for the next set of storms to come our way.  

Planning for the 2017-2018 school year has begun and students in currently in grades 9-11 are choosing their courses for next year.  Student access to course recommendations is now open in iStudent and will remain open through the end of the coming week (February 17).  

Students should be approving the core classes recommended by their teachers and choosing up to 6 elective choices.  Refer to the Program of Studies for information on all courses which can be found on the AHS website. Students can enter elective choices into the box that lists each department or the blank elective boxes below the department list.  We ask students to rank the electives #1-6 in order of preference in the comment section.

If you are looking for information on how to support your students with the process please review the PowerPoint we shared with students.  It can also be found on the AHS website.  

The iParent window to approve courses will open on Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 10. The Parent Quick Start Guide for Student Course Recommendations, found here, will walk you through the process. We feel strongly that our teacher's have a good understanding of your students strengths and areas for growth and make great recommendations for course levels.  However, you as a family have the final decision on which courses your child takes.  We expect that you do all that you can to be informed when make these level decisions.  If you wish to override a course recommendation I have attached the Override Process here.  

Parent Conference Night is scheduled for March 2nd from 6-8pm.  The focus of this night will be for parents that wish to discuss overriding a teacher recommendation.  If you are considering an override please call Linda Chaney in the main office at 881-0177 to schedule an appointment.  As always, if you have a concern about your child's academics, parents are always encouraged to reach out to teachers to schedule a meeting at another convenient time. 

On Parent Conference Night, Thursday, March 2nd from 6-8 pm, the AHS Guidance Department will host "Naviance for Parents" in the Distance Learning Lab of the AHS library.  This will be conducted on a "drop-in" basis, and parents will be able to set up their own accounts and browse the outstanding features of this state-of-the art software.  Naviance helps AHS students with self awareness, career information and exploration, and college information and exploration.  No pre-registration is necessary, simply stop by and join us!






Here are few pictures from the week as we celebrated Start With Hello Week.  Start With Hello is an initiative through Sandy Hook Promise with the goal of ending social isolation in schools. We have a lot of work to do to make sure every student at AHS feels safe and welcome but I was proud of our many Peer Leaders and other students who took a risk and got involved.  As adults we were impressed with the students who created a GeoTag for AHS-the band at the bottom of the pictures, that automatically showed up!










Demonstration of a traditional dance


The whole group!
It was also another fun week with our Chinese exchange students learning from them about their culture.  On Monday they shared some information about China with a variety of AHS students from a couple of after school clubs.

How to use chopsticks!
On Tuesday, February 14 at 2pm a representative from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be here to talk to the Chinese students about the American college application experience.  AHS students are welcome to join!  They will meet in the guidance suite.

Check out the Parent Flyers for information about other community events.

Ashland's Decisions at Every Turn Coalition has new parent and community resources available.  The DAET Winter Newsletter and previously archived issues can be downloaded at http://www.ashlanddecisions.org/quarterly-newsletter.html.  Two new "tip sheets" have been added to the Parenting for Prevention education series: Social-Emotional & Mental Health and Resilience, as well as our full library of tip sheets, are availalble at: http://www.ashlanddecisions.org/parent-tip-sheets.html.

Ashland Raises Healthy & Happy Kids:
Seven things middle school aged kids should be able to do on their own
Parents of younger children can start laying the groundwork for these things now.

  1. Get up, dressed, and washed on their own.
  2. Make their own breakfast.
  3. Make their own lunch.
  4. Do homework on their own.
  5. Do some cooking and cleaning.
  6. Choose their own electives and extra-curricular activities.
  7. Talk to teachers to get clarification on assignments, to ask for help, to ask questions about comments and grades received.  


Friday, February 3, 2017

Week of 1/30/17

Good evening!

It's been a busy week at AHS.  We have enjoyed our visiting Chinese students who are learning a lot about American school culture.  We kicked off Black History Month with daily quotes in our announcements and music by a variety of black artists at lunch.

On Tuesday we held class meetings to explain the Course Selection process.  It's hard to believe but it's time to start thinking about the 2017-2018 school year.  Teachers have spent the last two weeks entering their recommendations for courses.  The iStudent Course Recommendation window will open on Monday.  For more directions on how to approve classes and choose electives please read the iStudent Quick Guide.

Next week is Start with Hello week sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. As a result, many further pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development and/or choose to hurt themselves or others. Start With Hello teaches students, grades 2-12, the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school or youth organization.  We are looking forward to a fun week of activities geared at connecting kids.  

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors:  The AHS Class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are participating in a fundraising competition now through this Tuesday, February 7th. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade are competing to sell the most Classic Cookie products (including cookie dough, pretzel dough, cheesecake, candles and more!). The class that sells the most products will receive an increased percentage of profit to help pay for class events like prom and senior week events! Additionally, there are $$ cash prizes for the top 5 sellers school wide. (The top seller in the school will get $100!) Plus every student who sells at least 2 items will be entered into a class raffle for $50 cash! Please encourage students to participate in the fundraiser and support students by purchasing an item from any member of your favorite class! 

There is a lot going on around AHS this weekend!

The Make-A-Wish club will be hosting their annual Jump for Joy event tomorrow, Saturday, February 4 from 10am-3pm  Bring your children, grandchildren, friend's children and all around favorite little bodies to enjoy the event to jump in a variety of bounce houses!

Family Trivia Night - Sat. February 4th @7pm (AHS Cafeteria) sponsored by the Ashland Music Association 
Annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Ashland Clocker Club:  Come out and support Ashland sports and the Clocker Club at their 8th Annual pancake breakfast and fundraiser on February 5th from 8-11am.  Great food and activities at a wonderful community event.  All our welcome!!  Purchase tickets online at www.clockerclub.org or at the door.

Coming Soon a film sponsored by the PTO and Ashland Public Schools:  Screenagers tentatively set for March 29 - Mark Your Calendars http://www.screenagersmovie.com/

Tickets are now on sale for the AHSTS production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The production runs Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th at 7PMSunday, March 5th at 2PMPatrons may buy discounted tickets in advance online. All seating is reserved. For more information visit www.ahsts.com.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country. 

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is delightful den of comedic genius.

As always, check out the Parent Flyers!

Ashland Raises Healthy & Happy Kids:
Seven Ways to Reduce Sugar in your Family’s Diet
Many Americans eat well above the daily recommended amount (48 grams) of sugar on a daily basis. High added sugar intake has been linked to many health conditions which last into adulthood including  dental cavities, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Let’s not cut out birthday cake, ice cream on a hot summer day, or homemade chocolate chip cookies. Instead try to reduce sugar in the things you and your family eat daily.
Next time you go to the grocery store, take some extra time to READ LABELS. You might be surprised to see that there is added sugar in foods such as bread, condiments, salad dressing, and potato chips. On a nutrition label sugar may appear under many names. Some of the most common ones include cane sugar, evaporated cane juice, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, raw sugar and crystal solids. And, don't forget brown sugar, honey, maple syrup and brown rice syrup. Below are a few places to start cutting added sugar out of your family’s diet:
  1. Breakfast - Typically breakfasts in the US are loaded with sugar - pancakes, waffles, cereal, packaged oatmeal, muffins, flavored yogurt. Think “outside the box” with breakfast. Foods such as cheese, nuts, crackers, and fruit or even leftovers from dinner likely have a lot less sugar than the above breakfast foods.
  2. Sugary Drinks  - No one needs sweetened drinks. Period. These include juice (even those labeled 100% juice), soda, lemonade, sports drinks, and caramel macchiatos topped with whipped cream. Water and milk are all kids need (parents are allowed coffee!).
  3. Bread - Read labels. There are choices with no added sugar.
  4. Yogurt - Fruited yogurt is loaded with sugar. It should be considered a dessert or treat. Plain yogurt with fruit is a good substitute.
  5. Chips - The less ingredients in chips, the better. Look for chips with just potatoes, oil and salt.
  6. Granola bars - Many granola bars have as much sugar as candy bars. Look for granola bars with nuts, dark chocolate, and less added sugar.
  7. Peanut Butter - Most brand name peanut butters have sugar added. Look for ones made with only peanuts and salt.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week of 1/23/17

Good afternoon and happy Friday!

Semester I is off and running.  Many students had schedule changes this past week.  A reminder that any student wishing to change a half year course should see their guidance counselor within the first 10 days of the semester.  The last day for Add/Drop is Friday, February 3.

Report card grades are available today in iStudent/iParent.  If you have any questions or notice any inaccuracies don't hesitate to reach out to the teacher or guidance counselor.


Right now I am excitedly waiting for our Chinese exchange students to arrive.  For the next three weeks we will have 7 students and 1 teacher from Beijing #4 School studying with us at
AHS.  We are thrilled for the opportunity to share our culture and education system.


This past week the Decisions at Every Turn "Stand" campaign joined us at all three lunches to explore student perspective on the new marijuana laws.  Students were asked to write their thoughts, concerns and questions on sticky notes and we posted them on a whiteboard.  Every student who contributed was entered into a raffle for a Hanto gift certificate and we had a winner at each lunch. Thank you to Decisions and Hanto for caring about the health and well being of our students.  It's great to work together to make sure our students are getting accurate information.


This Wednesday we will kick of Black History Month with a variety of activities.  I am exceptionally proud of the group of students who are working to provide daily quotes and songs by notable black artists.  


Financial Literacy course:
We are very excited to bring a new opportunity to students at Ashland High School.  Members of the Ashland community in conjunction with the Boston Bar Association are looking for interested upperclassman to participate in a Financial Literacy Program Entitled “Money 101”
This free course will meet for 4 sessions and include the real world topics of budgeting basics, credit and credit cards, buying a car, and possible consequences that are associated with poor money management.
If you are an interested 11th or 12th grader with study hall and/or after school availability please contact Mr. Massalski in the main office or e-mail pmassalski@ashland.k12.ma.us).  


On Monday, February 6th from 9:45-11:05, all 10th and 11th graders will be attending the Mykee Fowlin presentation.  Mykee has an engaging and moving presentation on the topic of stereotypes and inclusion.  If you would like to learn more, please visit http://mykeefowlin.com/  We are grateful to the PTO for supporting this speaker.


The AHS Class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are participating in a fundraising competition now through Tuesday, February 7th. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade are competing to sell the most Classic Cookie products (including cookie dough, pretzel dough, candles and more!). The class that sells the most products will receive an increased percentage of profit to help pay for prom and senior week events! Additionally, there are $$ cash prizes for the top 5 sellers school wide and every student that sells at least 2 items will be entered into a class raffle for $50 cash! Please encourage students to participate in the fundraiser and support students by purchasing an item from any member of your favorite class! 

Thanks!!

A message from the PTO:
Our apologies to anyone trying to reach us online - our web host was hit with a DDoS attack earlier this week which caused a ton of corrupt code in our database. We appreciate your patience and we hope to be back up and running next week. In the meantime, you can visit our web store at https://squareup.com/store/ashlandpto/ for Disney Raffle Tickets and Mindess Kindness Packages.  

Thank you for your continued support!  
Ashland PTO

ADL conference:
The Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute announces that the 23rd Annual Youth Congress will be taking place on Thursday, March 30 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.  This year’s program, entitled “There Is No ‘Them,’ Only Us,” will feature a keynote address by Khizr Khan, civil rights advocate and Gold Star parent.  Following his keynote presentation, participants will attend breakout sessions that are co-facilitated by experienced student peer leaders who participate in ADL’s Peer Training Program.  Any student interested in attending should email Ms. St. Coeur.

Please be sure to check out the Parent Flyers this week!

Ashland Raises Happy & Healthy Kids:

7 ways to create a safe environment for the truth

Lying can be a frustrating challenge for parents, but fortunately it’s one we can fix with a few adjustments to our parenting style. Let’s first take a look at why kids lie. One of the most obvious reasons for lying is to avoid punishment or an unpleasant outcome. Another reason is to avoid disappointing their their parents. And finally, kids always want a reaction, so they’ll tell outlandish stories to impress you or others.
Instead of doling out punishment for every fib, we want to make sure to create a safe environment for the truth. Below are seven ways to do that.
1. Be aware of how you respond to misbehavior in general. If your kids are worried about being punished or yelled at when they mess up, they won’t feel safe telling you the truth.
2. Allow your child to save face. Don’t give your child the opportunity to fib by asking questions to which you already know the answer. For example, instead of asking, "Did you finish your homework?" try, "What are your plans for finishing your homework?" If your child hasn’t completed his homework, he/she can save face by focusing on a plan of action rather than inventing a story.
3. Focus on the feeling. When your child is being dishonest, try to understand what made him feel that he couldn’t be honest with you. Instead of calling him out about the lie, try, "That sounds like a bit of a story to me. You must have felt afraid to tell me the truth. Let’s talk about that."
4. Acknowledge and appreciate honesty. Express encouragement when your kids tell the truth. "That must have been difficult for you to tell me what really happened. I admire your courage for telling the truth."
5. Celebrate mistakes. Think of mistakes as a way to learn to make better choices in the future. If kids know that you won’t be angry or disappointed when they mess up, they’ll be more likely to share honestly.
6. Reinforce unconditional love. Make sure your kids know that while you sometimes don’t like their behavior, there isn’t anything they could possibly do that would change your love for them.
7. Watch your white lies. Remember that young ears and eyes are always tuned in. Your words and actions set the example for acceptable behavior.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week of 1/16/17

Good afternoon-

Tomorrow, Monday, January 23rd we start Semester II and the second half of our school year.  It is flying.

Students will start the day tomorrow with a brief homeroom to receive their new schedules.  All half-year courses will change starting tomorrow.

Tomorrow starts our course selection process for the 2017-2018 school year.
Course selection process/timeline:
Teachers will make course recommendations from January 23- February 3. During this time teachers will have conversations with students and make their recommendations in iPass.

Students approve the recommended courses and choose up to 6 electives from February 6-17. Students can start exploring courses & electives by reviewing the Program of Studies which is found on the AHS website.

Parents will approve their student's choices from February 27- March 10. I will send instructions on this process as we get closer to this date.


News from our English Language Learner teachers:
Adult English Language Classes will begin Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Ashland Middle School Library. Contact Mary-Lou DeStefano at mdestefano@ashland.k12.ma.us  with any questions


Português-As aulas de inglês para adultos terão início na terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2017, das
7:00-8: 30 p.m., na Ashland Middle School Library. Entre em contato com Mary-Lou DeStefano em mdestefano@ashland.k12.ma.us. com quaisquer perguntas

Espanol-Las clases de inglés para adultos comenzarán el martes 24 de enero de 2017 de 7:00- 8:30p.m. en la Ashland Middle School Library. Póngase en contacto con Mary-Lou DeStefano en mdestefano@ashland.k12.ma.us.con cualquier pregunta

See the Parent Flyers section for more local happenings!

Go Pats!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Week of 1/9/17


Good afternoon-


Today we began our daily announcements with a reminder of why we have this three day weekend: 

On Monday, as you enjoy your day, please don't forget why you have the day off.  We remember those brave citizens who defied the conventions of a racist culture to stand for their dignity as people, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who inspired them to do so without violence, and whose words still have meaning today: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."


Semester I classes have officially come to an end and we are ready to start exams on Tuesday.  

Here is the link to the Exam Schedule.

Grades will close next Friday and report cards will be available the following Friday, January 27 at 2pm.  

During mid-terms students only have to attend when they have an test (or other teacher requirement) scheduled but please note, the bus schedule runs on its normal times.  Sandwiches will be available for lunch in the cafeteria.  

Thanks to the PBIS team and teacher volunteers we will again have Stress Buster activities happening around school from 7:30-8:20am.  Here is the schedule:




The course selection process for the 2017-2018 school year will start on January 23rd with teachers making their recommendations.  If you have not signed up for an iParent account yet please do that now so you can approve teacher recommendations and student elective selections when it comes time.
The Program of Studies will be available on the AHS website next Wednesday for any students wishing to start exploring elective options. 

Here is the course recommendation timeline (for all students currently in Grade 9-11):
Teachers make recommendations- January 23-February 3
Students choose electives and approve teacher recommendations- February 6- February 17
Parents approve course selections- February 27- March 10
Parent/Teacher conferences- March 2 (all families wishing to override a course recommendation are encouraged to make an appointment for this evening)


We are very excited to welcome Ms. Christina Marshall to the History department on January 23/beginning 2nd semester.  Ms. Marshall is a certified history teacher who completed her field study hours with in the Fall of 2015.  She will be teaching a Modern American History as well as some electives.  This position is one of the positions restored by School Committee in October and we are grateful for their support of our need to decrease class size and offer more electives so that students are fully scheduled and have enriching opportunities.  Ms. Marshall will be a great addition to our faculty.


Chinese Exchange Program:  We are in need of a few 10th grade students willing to host Chinese students during the school day when they are here from January 28- February 17.  Interested students should email or see Ms. St. Coeur.  



Parents of seniors!  Graduation is coming, please check iParent to make sure your son/daughter's full name is spelled correctly.  Notify Linda Chaney at lchaney@ashland.k12.ma.us if you see anything misspelled or missing.


The Ashland High School Site Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 has been moved to the following week, January 25 at 4pm.  All are welcome to join us!

The Make A Wish Club presented at School Committee this week and shared their experience volunteering at Give Kids The World, a resort for children and families who are Wish recipients.  It was a moving and memorable trip and the students were excited to share this slide show as well as talk about the impact the trip had on their lives. Make a Wish Club trip presentation
(all pictures of Wish students are taken from the Give Kids the World website as volunteers are not permitted to photograph guests.)


News from StuCo:
During midterm exams, the Student Council will be providing snacks during the 15 minute break, both outside the library and upstairs at the top of the main stairwell.  
Tuesday they'll be handing out goldfish crackers, Wednesday they'll be handing out pretzels and apple juice, and Thursday they'll be handing out Smartfood popcorn and apple juice (while they last.)   
Students are invited to stop by either table and pick up a snack as they leave their first exam and get ready for their second.  

Enjoy the long weekend and time reconnecting with your family if you are able.

Please check out the Parent Flyers for information of what's going on around town.

Ashland Raises Healthy  & Happy Kids:


TIPS TO IMPROVE STUDY SKILLS
  1. Block off time to study outside of class - Just like scheduling sports and activities, schedule study/homework time.
  2. Use your peers - Work with classmates to better absorb material and learn to work together on projects.
  3. Get organized - Use a planner/calendar.
  4. Get enough sleep
  5. Eliminate distractions  - Disconnect from social media when studying and put phones/computers/tablets away unless needed for studying.
  6. Eat right and stay active
  7. Stop Procrastinating