Southwick, Massachusetts Tutoring Programs
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Southwick District and Curriculum
The school district serves the towns of Southwick, Tolland, and Granville in Massachusetts. The district has made available curriculum maps that show scope and sequence of instruction and learning for each academic department. These curriculum maps are broken down by course and describe the knowledge and skills students are expected to acquire during each unit of the school year. Interesting high school course offerings include Financial Literacy, Food Catering/International Cuisines, Writing for Publication, Voice for the Stage, Contemporary Heath Issues, and Facing History and Ourselves.
We currently cover the following Southwick-area school district: Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Southwick District Curriculum
Cells and trait expression are among the topics high school science students study as part of Southwicks’ science curriculum. Students learn about chromosomes, DNA, and genes and the interrelationship between them. The concepts of phenotype, genotype, homozygous, and heterozygous are explored as well. The process of DNA replication is examined, with students developing an understanding of the roles of RNA and DNA in constructing protein molecules. Mutations, such as deletions and insertions, are also analyzed for their role in increasing genetic variation within a species.
Elementary learners in Little Falls take part in an English language arts curriculum that introduces them to topics related to media literacy. Students learn about bias in the mass media, including false or inappropriate messages in film, television, print, and radio. Learners acquire the ability to make informed judgments about information that is presented to them, and also identify steps they can take, such as asking their parents, when they aren’t sure if information presented to them is factual or not.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Southwick Educational News
- STRHS Student Receives Prestigious Honor at Model Congress - A student at STRHS was named the best delegate out of over 200 students who attended the 74th annual Model Congress at American International College, earning a four-year fully paid tuition to the college. The three-day event is the longest-running such event in the U.S. and gives students the opportunity to actively participate in a competition that closely resembles the American legislative process. Participants are judged on their debating skills and understanding of parliamentary procedures.
- STRHS Receives Huge Donation for New Track - In 2014, the Steven and Elizabeth Nielsen Gift Fund made an unprecedented $500,000 donation to STRHS in order to build a new track. Steven Nielsen graduated from the school and, according to the district's superintendent, never forgot where he came from. The Nielsens also fund the Atkinson Scholarship, which annually awards a $7,500 college scholarship to a junior.
- More on the New Track - A few months after the donor of the track at STRHS was revealed, the school's track opened to a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was attended by staff, students, and community members. The track was dedicated to and named after the beloved longtime teacher and coach Dick Atkinson, who had taught and coached Steven Nielsen; Atkinson was left speechless by the dedication.
Southwick 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: Concepts That Can Be Used for Graphic Organizers
Graphic organizers provide a great visual to help students parse out concepts and map out their ideas on paper. They especially benefit visual learners. The great news is that countless content can be shown on graphic organizers. KWL charts offer a way for students to write down what they are already know about a topic before learning or reading about it, questions or anything they want to know, and what they learned about the topic after the lesson or reading. Story mapping charts can help them unpack and describe settings, characters, rising actions, climaxes, and falling actions. Venn diagrams allow students to compare and contrast something. A graphic organizer can help them figure out "who," "what," "where," "when," and "why" (five W’s). Charts can assist students in breaking down vocabulary terms with meanings, synonyms, parts of speech, synonyms, associations, etc. The possibilities are endless!