Time management, executive functioning and organizational skills are the essential foundation for academic success, allowing students to be more confident and better prepared for school, while providing the critically needed tools for life beyond.
Recognizing that many middle school students would benefit from support in time management, note-taking, study skills, and organization, Roton Middle School is delighted to host the popular S4 – Successful Study Skills 4 Students program to its Middle Schoolers over 5 after-school sessions, September 24, October 1, 15, 22 and 29 from 3:15 – 4:45.
Mr. Joseph Vellucci, Principal of Roton Middle School said: “Study skills are the critical and necessary foundation for academic success. We are pleased to be the first Norwalk school to host the evidenced-based S4 Program to our students so that they may take advantage of these important tools. “It’s never too early for a student to learn and incorporate study skills tools and strategies into their studying practice. Putting into use even a single skill can make a big difference for a student.”
The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidenced-based studies, and taught by accredited, passionate and engaging teachers. In a highly participatory and dynamic in presentation, students will learn ten essential, logical, and easy-to-implement skills, essential for successful learning and studying:
- Time management & goal setting
- Active reading strategies
- Using pictures & graphic organizers
- Understanding main ideas & supporting details
- Test & long term project planning
- Summarizing for total comprehension
- The importance of asking questions
- Efficient homework strategies
- Notebook organization
- Quiz, test & exam Preparation Strategies
Neal Konstantin, Co-President of the Roton Middle School Parent Teacher Committee said: “We are excited to host this valuable and popular program so that students start their academic year well equipped to achieve their academic goals.”
S4 workshops are highly interactive, collaborative and dynamic in presentation, creating an engaging, compelling and comfortable learning environment. Limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention.
S4 supplies all materials, including a take-home folder including an entire outline of the workshop and other material for ongoing student and parental support.
More information may be obtained by calling S4 at 203-30-S-K-I-L-L (307-5455), or by emailing: info@SuccessfulStudySkills4Students.com.
S4 is an organization that works in affiliation with independent and public schools. S4’s mission is to provide students with the essential skills and strategies needed for confidence and success in school and in life, through an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement system.
About Roton Middle School
Roton Middle School’s mission states: Roton is a caring place where the school community develops the students' highest potential through high academic expectation, respect, responsibility and the celebration of diversity. In 2011 Roton Middle School was made the Top 10 list for Overall Improvement from ConnCan.