Do algebra problems 15 through 25. Conjugate the verbs on page 50 of your French workbook. Read pages 12 through 20 of the Shakespeare play, and when you're finished with that, don't forget to fill in the missing chemical symbols on the Periodic Table of Elements worksheet.
Sound like a roster of your homework for the next few nights — or maybe even just for tonight? Homework is a major part of going to school: It's your teachers' way of evaluating how much you understand of what's going on in class, and it helps reinforce important concepts.
Create a Homework Plan
Luckily, you can do a few things to make homework less work
One or two faculty members meet with students daily to work jointly which makes up the HEART program. The program is designed to help improve academic achievement.
Goals of the program are:
- keeping up on assignments,
- communicating with a teacher when they have a question
- enrichment of the student’s education beyond the classroom
- use of a computer for research, studying, or those without computer access at home
“On a whole, the program is a combination of the joint efforts of the teacher, student and the student’s parents,” says Mr. Jack Fisher, principal of the Finneytown Secondary Campus. “The HEART program is successful because it provides a location and resources to meet individual student needs through one-on-one attention.”
Watch Where You Work
When you settle down to do homework or to study, where do you do it? Parked in front of the TV? In the kitchen, with the sound of dishes being cleared and your brothers and sisters playing?
These places may have worked when you were younger and your assignments didn't require as much skill and concentration. But now that you're older, a bedroom, study, or any other room where you can get away from noise and distractions is the best place to get homework done. Best of all you can join H.E.A.R.T.
Get Help When You Need It
Sometimes even though you're paying attention in class, studying for tests, and doing your homework, certain classes seem too hard. Although you may hope that things will get easier or that the explanation to the geometry theorems will magically appear in your dreams, most of the time this doesn't happen.
What does happen for many people is that they work harder and harder as they fall further and further behind. Naturally, this makes them hate a class and everything to do with it. If you need extra help, the most important thing to know is that there's nothing weird or embarrassing about it. No one is expected to understand everything, and people have very different learning styles.
The place to turn for help is your H.E.A.RT.
You gotta have HEART?!
HEART meets each Monday through Thursday from 3:15 to 4:15 PM. For high school students, HEART is available in Room 220 (the new computer lab).
HEART meets each Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 3:45 PM. For middle school students, HEART is available in Room 300 (in the middle school).
NOTE:HEART does not meet on Early Release Days.
While some students are required to attend, there is no sign up for students to participate in the program. You are free to attend as needed.
If you need more information, see the guidance office or Mrs. Rivet.