10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed
Talk--Talk with your child. If we talk early and often with our
children, providing them with information and behaving in ways that
reflect our values and beliefs, they will come to us first before going
elsewhere for information.
- Reach for the Sky--Set high but
realistic expectations. Taking some time to really look at our children
and notice their strengths, talents, and interests, as well as areas
where they need assistance, will help develop realistic
self-expectations, thus making them feel and be successful.
OK, You're OK--Build your child's self-esteem and confidence. As
children act independently, make choices and mistakes, they learn and
grow. Thinking positively about accepting our children unconditionally
as they move through this process helps them develop a positive
- An Apple a Day--Keep your child healthy. It is
important for children to come to school emotionally, physically, and
socially healthy. When children feel good about themselves, are well
rested, and well nourished they are more ready to learn.
the First Teachers--Support learning at home. In today's changing
economy the need for advanced skills and technical knowledge is growing.
Showing our children that we value learning and education is important
and will pay off in the long run as they mature.
Connected!--Communicate with your child's school. Frequent communication
with your children's teachers and school is the key to academic
success. Attending parent-teacher conferences, school events, and PTA
meetings, and sending notes or e-mail messages to pertinent school staff
helps foster good relationships that support your children's learning.
the Places We'll Go!--Encourage exploration and discovery. The world is
your children's oyster. By encouraging your children to develop their
interests and seek out opportunities to try new things to help them make
the most of the world around them.
- Circle of Friends--Help your
child develop good relationships. All children want to fit in, be
accepted, and feel like they belong. Helping your children develop good
relationships can have a positive impact on their future development.
Alive--Keep your child safe. By identifying potential risks and giving
clear instructions to your children on how to avoid such risks, children
can side step danger by knowing what to do in threatening situations.
Talking to children about safety also increases their understanding of
violence and the need for practicing behaviors.
- Can I
Help?--Participate in community service. Your children's knowledge and
talents, while nourished in the classroom, are recognized when put to
good use. Children learn valuable lessons when helping others through
volunteerism and community service.
Reprinted from the National PTA
Rogers follows the District approved Curriculum which is aligned to
meet Missouri State Standards. Our curriculum provides an emphasis on
academic excellence for all students. Some of our programs designed to
enhance the curriculum are Guided Reading, Reading Counts, and
Scholastic Reading Inventory.
In order to supplement learning in the classroom Rogers offers several
programs designed to assist student learning. These include tutoring,
peer tutoring, D.A.R.E., reading incentive programs, an after school
tutoring program, Chess club, Girls on the Run, Bell Choir, and Student
Rogers offers programs for gifted students. The Stretch program is for
students who are advanced academically and creatively. Students must be
recommended for each program and are tested to see if they are
Rogers kindergarteners, first and second graders are participating in a
Guided Reading Program. Students are reading books at their comfort
level in small groups guided by the teacher. When not meeting with the
teacher, the students are engaged in literacy centers.
students who need special educational services, Rogers offers two
self-contained special education classrooms. Occupational and physical
therapy services are available, and the school uses a Care Team to
assist with student assessment. One of the self-contained classrooms are
implementing the READ 180 remedial reading program. Resource teachers
are also available to supplement classroom instruction.