Monday, January 23, 2006
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Parents will have the opportunity to discuss their student's progress with teachers on Monday, January 16 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Warrior gym. All teachers will be present to speak with parents. Please come and see how your student is doing.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
An article from the South Bend Tribune in September shows that "Indiana students have shown steady academic progress over the past 15 years, counter to a general perception of poor performance."
The report, the article continues, measures performance across 10 standards, including state and national tests, attendance and graduation rates, scores on college-entrance exams and the percentage of students whose diplomas require rigorous class loads. These indicators have improved, according to the report's author and some indicators have improved remarkably.
Smith continues that few Hoosiers seem aware of the trends based on the general tone of public discussion and debate.
It always makes me wonder, why information that is negative about teen agers and schools always gets front page coverage and studies that show we are improving and kids are getting better academically don't get that kind of coverage.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
- three times likelier to try marijuana
- two and a half times likelier to smoke cigarettes
- more than one and a half times likelier to drink alcohol
- three times likelier to report that half or more of their friends use marijuana
- twice as likely to know a friend or classmate who uses Ecstasy
- and the list goes on and on
According to Larry Jones, President of TV land and Nick at Night, "This study, once again, shows us the emotional and social benefits that come from taking the time to sit down and share a meal as a family. From lessening the risk of substance abuse to increasing the likelihood of academic success, this is a serious wake-up call to parents across the country to make the time and to stay engaged."
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