GENERAL PARENT ARTICLES
- Family Learning Connections Website from ISD: Click Here
This website is designed to help educators and families create better partnerships that support student growth. The website is driven by student grade level in three categories, reading, math and behavior. The Family Learning Connection is designed to provide families with information about state required student learning objectives and give families tools to support their student’s learning.
- US Department of Education: Click Here
All parents want their children to become successful, caring adults. Similarly, many parents want to be involved with the formal education of their children. Sometimes, however, they don’t know where to start, when to find time, or how to go about making positive connections with the school. At the very basic level, parents can begin encouraging the education of their children by showing that they truly value education themselves. In order to provide some ideas for ways to get engaged with your children about their education, please check out the United States Department of Education website.
- 16 Ways to Set Your Student Up for Success: Click Here
A list of tips you can use with your student to help make them successful in his/her school career.
- Organization for Middle School Students with Learning Disabilities: Click Here
Tips and strategies to use with all students and especially those with learning disabilities.
- Kahn Academy: Click Here
The Kahn Academy has lessons for students of all ages and all subject areas. It is a free resource; however you do have to create an account to use it. There are resources for students as well as parents.
- Homework Organization For Students (And Their Parents): Click Here
Parents, Homework Organization is possible for students! Share these proven tips with your child and watch as their homework is completed and turned in faster and easier than ever before!
- Helping Your Student with ADHD: Click Here
This article contains good advice for parents seeking for ideas to help ADHD students struggling with organizational skills. The article recommends a binder organizational system that uses a points and a checklist to help students prioritize and organize their work as they transport it to and from school, as well as other helpful ideas. READING CONTENT ARTICLES
- Reading Time for Students: Click Here
Are after school activities leaving you feeling rushed, pressured and with no time to spare? Are you wondering where you could possibly find an extra hour to read with your kiddos? Well, guess what? You don't have to worry about carving out big chunks of time! This awesome poster outlines the benefits of just 15 minutes a day, and the real difference this investment time can make to your child! MATH CONTENT ARTICLES
- Helping Students Become Engaged with Math: Click Here
This article contains a lot of good ideas for parents seeking activities they can do at home to help their children become more engaged in mathematics; including ideas for working with the classroom teacher to improve student achievement. The article also contains ideas and programs that support parental involvement and links to studies supporting increased parental involvement.
- Helping Students with Math Attitudes: Click Here
This article contains excellent ideas for parents looking to improve their child’s opinions and attitudes about math.
- WebMath – Discovery Education: Click Here
This website allows students to ask questions and get help with specific math problems while also explaining the process of solving the problem. Great for parents who want to help their students learn. SCIENCE CONTENT ARTICLES
- Science Homework Help: Click Here
This website has resources to help students with different science content. It has videos, explorations and interactive videos.
- 6th Grade Science Book: Click Here
This is a link to additional resources from the SEPUP curriculum for 6th grade science.
- 7th Grade Science Book: Click Here
These are links to additional resources from the SEPUP curriculum for 7th grade science.
- Science News for Students: Click Here
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT ARTICLES
- Social Studies for Students: Click Here
This website provides information about current events, countries and cultures, as well as several other resources about our world. HEALTH EDUCATION CONTENT ARTICLES
- Stay Healthy: Click Here
Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy. Here's how to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits. CREATIVE ARTS ARTICLES
- Is Music the Key to Success?: Click Here
This article is another example of multiple studies showing the connection between the arts and academics. This article actually shares real-life examples of people who share their story about how music helped them being successful in the business world and athletics. The qualities these high achievers possess have been sharpened through music. Qualities such as collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas.
- Music Support for MS and HS: Click Here
This is an article about the value of parent support for music students in middle and high school. It includes a great list of ideas for parents on how to best help their child succeed in band or choir:
- Motivation for Music Students: Click Here
This article provides tips for parents of music students on how to motivate their child to practice:
- Advocating for Music Programs: Click Here
This MSBOA article provides tips and ideas on how to best advocate for your child's school music program:
- Music Across the Lifespan: Click Here
This article provides detailed information about the benefits or participating in music:
- Twelve Benefits of Music Education: Click Here
This article explains the benefits to the students in participating in music classes:
- Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth: Click Here
This article details a new study indicating emotional and behavioral benefits of being involved in making music in schools:
- Closing the achievement gap: Click Here
This article explains how music could help close the achievement gap between poor and affluent students:
- A Musical Fix for American Schools - WSJ: Click Here
This opinion piece draws attention the possible ways music could help our students:
Dansville Middle School
The staff of Dansville Middle School is committed to providing a program for successful learning in a positive environment to meet the needs of all students. We will educate and help them achieve to the best of their abilities while fostering positive social and emotional growth. Through parental involvement and support, we will strive to help students become responsible and educated individuals.
Our learning community provides students with an extremely talented teaching staff, a variety of learning opportunities and an opportunity to grow and challenge themselves. Our hope is that students leave Dansville Middle School empowered to stay intellectually engaged, instilled with behaviors in keeping with responsible citizenship and the initiative necessary to become the best person they can.
In order to continue with our mission, Dansville Middle School staff is consistently working to update and change programs.
This year we will continue to implement Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support Program (PBIS). This system includes a specific behavior matrix that is used to teach students the expected behaviors. It will also incorporate our SOAR (Safety, Organization, Attitude and Responsibility) character building program to all students.