Teachers Reflect on Student Success

2 Feb

This month, our faculty meeting focused on student success.  Teachers, counselors and administrators met to reflect on how students performed first semester and how we can help students improve second semester.  In general, we are very pleased with our student performance.  It has been a great semester and we are looking forward to an even better second semester. Remember, our goal is always to help students think critically, strive for excellence and act with integrity.

Little Things That Make a Big Difference in the Classroom

  • When you get an assignment, test or quiz from the teacher, read all the instructions and think about what the task is asking you to do.
  • Spend time each day organizing your notebooks and reviewing your  notes from the day.
  • When a teacher is explaining instructions or new information, be sure to ask questions when you need more information.
  • Come to class ready to learn.  Focus on the classwork and what is being asked of you.  Commit to learning.
  • Do all of your homework and assignments.

Remember, your teachers want you to be successful.  They are always available after school to provide additional help. National Honor Society offers peer tutoring every day after school.  Take advantage of the opportunities provided to you so you can be more successful in school.

Little Things That Make a Big Difference in General

The greatest indicator of success is time on task.  Therefore, it is important to be in class, on time, everyday.  Teachers spend a great deal of time planning learning experiences that guide students toward end of the unit tests, projects, and other assessments.  When students miss school, they miss important information that is impossible to make up.

Attendance and Timeliness:

  • Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to beat the traffic
  • Say good-bye to your friends as soon as the bell rings so you can get to class with plenty of time to get out your materials and start your Bellwork
  • Only miss school for emergencies or severe illness – remember, you may only miss 8 days of each class per semester

Dress Code:

  • Remember, you must always wear an ASK shirt.  You may wear the ASK Polo underneath your sweatshirt/jacket or you may wear the ASK hoodie.
  • All clothes must be blue/white/black with no logos unless you are wearing a college sweatshirt.
  • Sweatpants and stretch pants are never acceptable school pants.  Please ensure you have the appropriate school clothes to last you through the week.
  • If you are not in dress code, you spend time in the office and thus, miss important learning opportunities.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

– Abraham Lincoln


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