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Posted on September 1, 2018

 

A new school year means a new beginning and a new opportunity to set off on the right foot.  Make sure you and your new student are ready to make it great!

Some helpful tips for a great school year:

Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. Some schools provide breakfast for children; if yours does not, make sure they eat a breakfast that contains some protein

Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most younger children is 10-12 hours per night and for adolescents (13-18 year of age) is in the range of 8-10 hours per night.
Set a consistent bedtime for your child and stick with it every night. Having a bedtime routine that is consistent will help your child settle down and fall asleep. Components of a calming pre-bedtime routine may involve a bath/shower, reading with them, and tucking them in and saying good-night to them. Have your child turn off electronic devices well before bedtime.

 Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study. Schedule ample time for homework; build this time into choices about participation in after school activities.  Establish a household rule that the TV and other electronic distractions stay off during homework time.  By high school, it’s not uncommon for teachers to ask students to submit homework electronically and perform other tasks on a computer. If your child doesn’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, work with teachers and school administration to develop appropriate accommodations.  If your child is struggling with a particular subject, speak with your child’s teacher for recommendations on how you or another person can help your child at home or at school. If you have concerns about the assignments your child is receiving, talk with their teacher.

 

MBK School Group Sessions
My Brother’s Keeper will be conducting group forum Sessions at the following schools this year:
  • Washington Middle School
  • Lombardi Middle School
  • Green Bay Preble High School
  • Oconto Middle School
  • Oconto High School

If you wish to have your child participate in the Male Mentoring Program at their school, please see school administration.