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Helena-West Helena District and Curriculum
The Helena-West Helena School District contains five schools and serves 2,428 students. The district strives to provide students—in conjunction with the surrounding community—with high-quality instruction that allows them to compete on a global level. It believes that students should use critical thinking skills, receive an education that allows them to reach their full potential, all parties involved with the district should be held accountable, student diversity should be recognized and celebrated, and that a high-quality faculty leads to top-notch instruction.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Helena-West Helena District Curriculum
The Helena-West Helena School District staff collaborated in order to design a high quality curriculum. The curriculum provides various instructional methods and activities and allows for adaptations for students who learn differently. The district strives for students to master the skills and excel on the state assessment. It also views parents and the community as partners in the students’ education.
The objectives are stated as general goals, or targets for student learning. For instance, in Language Arts, goals such as being able to recognize an author’s point of view, understanding parts of speech and language usage, and having ways to decode meaning of words and whole texts guide instruction. These are all skills that take time to develop and are taught so that students can properly apply the skills to various types of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. Writing is taught in conjunction with reading, so that students develop broad literacy and communication skills.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Helena-West Helena Educational News
- High Achieving School - In 2013, Eliza Miller Primary School was named one of Arkansas’s “Achieving Schools” in terms of standardized assessment scores. All of the schools in the district saw improvements, but this particular school had experienced the highest gains. District administrators praised faculty for their work in this achievement.
- Work and Play - It is important for children to be active, and recess may provide the only way for some of them to engage in physical activities on a regular basis. Students at Eliza Miller Primary School recently received an abundance of new playground equipment with the help of a grant. The grant was funded by the Helena Health Foundation, which partnered with the school district and its PTO, in the equipment project that was worth $70,000. The health foundation desired that the children’s recess area be as safe as possible and covered much of the cost.
- Elementary Teachers Rewarded - Twenty teachers at Eliza Miller Elementary were recently given $50 Wal-Mart gift cards to use on classroom supplies and snacks. Wal-Mart created the Teacher Reward Program to lessen the cost of what teachers pay out of their own pockets on supplies. This is the fifth year that the program has been in place, and it is expected to give up to $4.5 million to 90,000 teachers across the U.S.
Helena-West Helena Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Class Sizes on the Rise
A huge challenge that many teachers face today is the high number of students they have in their classrooms. This is further compounded by budget cuts school districts around the country are making, leading to fewer classrooms and personnel—special education teachers and aides—to assist classroom teachers. With students being so diverse in how they learn, it is very difficult for teachers to give each student the time he/she needs. It is also challenging for teachers to get to know their students and understand their interests and what engages them. Unfortunately, there is not much that teachers can do about this issue, but scheduling short periods of time daily in which students can work independently or in small groups may be an option. For example, they can conduct reading or writing workshops or silent reading times during which they can speak to students individually. It seems as if teachers will have to find a way to adapt to large class sizes for the foreseeable future.