Volume 1 Issue 4 September 14, 2020
Choose to be GREAT Focus of the Week- Enthusiastic
This week in sports
The boys had their first football games of the year in Ozona. It was a cold and rainy game. Unfortunately, both teams were unable to secure a win. Both teams played hard and represented RCMS well. The boys will play TLCA at home on Thursday, September 17th.
Attention Remote Learners
Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the largest determining factors in student success. Reagan County Middle School is committed to making sure that your child receives an excellent education. It is our mission to provide for each child an education to reach his/her full potential through the interactive involvement of students, parents, staff, and community members. We are committed to holding our students to a high standard that will serve them well as they progress in their educational endeavors. This requires a strong positive relationship between all stakeholders. We appreciate all of the ways in which you show support for your child and our school as a whole.
We are blessed with great students, great parents, great teachers, and a great community. These are all factors we have working in our favor, and it shows in the many recent successes we have had. It is our goal to continue our successes as one of the top schools in the area. This takes all of us working together to ensure student success. You have all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. This also holds true in educating a child.
As parents, you make incredible sacrifices for your children. We applaud you and thank you for your commitment to the growth and success of your child. Next week I will post a few tips on how we as parents can give support to our children's education.
As parents I know we can feel like we are always on our kids’ cases reminding them to complete tasks. I feel like I am always reminding my own children to brush their teeth, pack their lunches, and pick up their rooms. While it does feel natural to give our kids reminders, it is important for us as parents to help our children become responsible for reminding themselves to complete tasks. Here are a few things that can help your child:
- Have your child create a daily checklist that is broken up into big tasks (ex. homework) and smaller tasks (ex. putting their dirty clothes in the laundry basket).
- Help your child fill out a weekly planner that includes a daily to-do list.
- Give your child positive and specific feedback. Rather than saying, “You did a great job!” try saying, “I heard you practicing that tough solo part from your new band music. Your hard work will pay off at your band concert.”
*Based from an article provided by Resources for Educators