Study Skills

  • Good study skills improve school performance. The better a student's school performance, the more opportunities there are from which to select after graduation. Talk with your child about the job of being a student: attitudes toward homework, class participation, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies. Your child needs to feel prepared in these areas, and you can help by doing the following:

    • Identify commitments with your child (homework, sports, jobs, friends) and establish a schedule for completing all items.
    • Suggest that your child budget time and work on one project at a time.
    • Create a consistent space for homework to be done. Preferably, it should be clean, well-lit, quiet, and outfitted with appropriate materials. A home library of good reference books such as dictionaries, atlas, almanac, etc. can be very helpful.
    • Create a consistent block of time during which to do homework. When your student does not have assigned homework or has leftover homework time, that time can be used for activities such as reviewing work or reading ahead.
    • Limit distractions. Television, telephones and cell phones, headphones, etc. should be off-limits during this time period.

Tutoring Resources

  • Classroom Teachers
    For students who are struggling, the first source of help is always the classroom teacher. Students are encouraged to take advantage of Panther Period time allocated during regular school hours to receive assistance from their teachers. Making individual appointments before or after school is also another option.

    District Tutor List
    For a list of tutors who have registered with the district, please call the counseling office at 360-563-4050. The fees and hours for tutoring will be set by the individual tutor.

    Sno-Isle Library System
    Click here to visit the Sno-Isle Library System. This resource is for students who have a library card, there is real-time homework help in many different subjects. There is also a variety of reference materials available for student use.