Volume 1 Issue 5 September 21, 2020
Choose to be GREAT Focus of the Week- Attentive
This week in sports
The boys played at home against TLCA.7th grade suffered a narrow defeat, but showed much progress. 8th grade came out with a win. Both teams played hard and represented RCMS well. The boys will play Forsan at home on Thursday, September 24th.
The Reagan County Middle School Owls traveled to Crane on Saturday September 12 to participate in the Crane Cross Country Meet. The 7th grade girls were lead by Maryanna Aguilar's 2nd place overall finish with a time of 14:28 followed by Kamyrn Gunnels 6th place overall finish with a time of 15:52, Morgan Dodd 14th 18:17 and Addison Williams 22nd 21:03. The 8th grade girls were lead by Makayla Rodriguez's 8th place finish overall with a time of 15:15, 16th place Addison Hallmark 16:23 and 25th Abby Turner 19:53. The 8th grade boys were lead by Diego Lopez's 10th place finish overall with a time of 14:23 followed by Ayden Olvera 26th 20:30. Next action for the Owls will be next week when the Reagan County Cross Country team will be competing in the Irion County SpringCreek Invitational on Saturday. The Middle school will begin at 10:30 am Junior High girls followed by 11:00 am Junior High boys.
Attention Remote Learners
Showing Support for a Child's Education
The following are suggestions of how parents can support their child's education:
* Attendance: Good school attendance is important to academic achievement. When students are absent from school they miss vital instruction.
* Attitude: Parents need to display a positive attitude toward school in general. If parents have a positive attitude, the child will also have that positive attitude toward school.
* Priority: Education must be given a top priority for it to come out on top.
* Role Model: The parent needs to be a positive role model for the child in helping to shape the child's opinions and attitudes about learning.
* Get Involved: Research reveals that high self-esteem and student achievement are closely related to positive parental involvement in school. When parents get involved at school it can be a motivating factor to the child. It tells the child that the parents think that school is important.
Making a Home a Good Place for Learning
There are many things that parents can do within their home to make it a good place for learning.
* Read, Read, Read: One of the most important things a parent can do for their child's education is to read to their child or have their child read to them. Parents can also encourage children to read by themselves.
* High Expectations: Parents need to set high expectations for their child's behavior and learning.
* Praise and Encouragement: When parents offer praise and encouragement, they have a positive influence on the child's motivation and confidence in becoming a successful learner.
* Routines: It is important for parents to establish family routines that include time for completing homework, completing daily chores, eating meals as a family, and having a regular bedtime.
* Listen: It is important for a parent to encourage their child to share information with them about school.
* Monitor Grades: Parents need to be aware of their children's grades. Parents can reinforce and praise accomplishments, and offer assistance where additional work may be needed.
Helping With Homework
* Provide a Quiet Place: It is important that children have a suitable place to do their studies.
* Talk About Homework: Parents need to talk to their children each day about their homework. They should check the student's homework to be sure it is complete and ask their child questions about the homework
* Schedules: It may be necessary for parents to help their child develop a homework schedule. Parents may also need to help their child break their homework into smaller tasks, and help them plan for long term assignments.
Did you know that research shows most preteens and teens would like to talk more with their parents about schoolwork? Ask your child to share what he/she is learning in his/her classes. Be specific: “What did you work on in science today?” or “Tell me about the book you read in English today.” Your child does want you to be involved in their schoolwork, even if they do not seem to show it.
Middle Years: Working Together for Student Success. Retrieved September 1, 2020, from https://www.rfeonline.com/