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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Merriam District Curriculum
Instruction in Merriam’s English Language Arts classes is based on standards that require students develop literacy skills related to vocabulary, comprehension, and phonemic awareness. For example, students read and analyze various stories and their qualities, then complete persuasive writings on that topic as well as on social norms and values. The standards also require students to work on developing these skills as individuals and as group members.
Instruction in Merriam’s math classes is based on internationally benchmarked standards that require students to be capable of using patterns and structures to solve math problems, thinking abstractly and concretely, and communicating fundamental mathematics concepts clearly. The standards also encourage students to see how the topics they learn about in math are related to other areas like engineering, internet technology, and design principles.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Merriam students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Merriam District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Merriam, Kansas, is part of the Shawnee Mission School District. The district operates 38 elementary schools, five middle schools, and five high schools. It has a total enrollment of 27,000 students. Merriam schools’ instruction in all other core and elective subject areas, including social studies, music, and health, is based on state-specific standards. Students also have electives, work learning opportunities, and extracurricular clubs and athletics in which to participate.
We currently cover the following Merriam-area school district: Shawnee Mission School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Merriam Educational News
- Comedy Theatre Workshop - A group of Shawnee Mission students recently took part in a 10-week comedy theatre workshop. The students worked with members of the Martin City Melodrama & Vaudeville Company to put together a show titled 'Make ‘Em Laugh', which included a variety of comedy sketches, songs, and dances.
- Junior Board Members - Indian Hills Middle School students took time out of their busy schedules to be part of the Indian Hills Junior Board. Members of the board spent the year learning about running and working with non-profit organizations. Over the course of the school year the Junior Board raised $6,500 that it donated to area non-profits.
- Corinth Elementary Receives Governor’s Achievement Award - Corinth Elementary School has been named as a recipient of a Governor’s Achievement Award. It is the third Shawnee Mission school to receive the award this year. Corinth Elementary School received the award because it ranks among the top 5% of Kansas schools in reading and math assessment scores.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Chalk Talk: Reading, Writing, and Paying Bills
Schools have shown themselves to be very adept at teaching student the fundamental reading, writing, and math skills that they will need to get through life. However, there is a lot more to life than reading, writing, and math. Schools should consider developing Life Skills classes and programs that will teach students to manage money, how to parent effectively, and how to be prepared for and perform the basics day-to-day tasks that take up much of everyday life. By teaching students financial literacy, they will be far better prepared to take on financial responsibility as a young adult. They can understand interest rates, what it means to get a loan and how it will impact their budget, and other considerations which they will use regularly. Having such classes and programs will prepare students to become responsible citizens that are truly prepared for life after high school.