Viking Student Center
|Mrs. Adams, Learning Consultant||Mrs. Cockerill, Para-educator|
From simple multiplication to algebraic equations, from R.L. Stine to William Shakespeare, the Viking Student Center staff is here to provide academic assistance to all general education students at Van Hoosen Middle School.
The primary goal of the Viking Student Center is to support student achievement in all content areas and make the middle school years more positive and productive. Staff will utilize strategies for maximizing learning through thinking, reading, writing, and discourse in all content areas.
Students can receive academic or general skills support.
- Classroom assignments and/or concepts practiced in homework.
- Revising and editing writing assignments
- Re-teaching of a particular skill or concept
- Study skills – note taking, textbook reading strategies, and studying techniques
- Test-taking - strategies to approach tests in order to diminish or eliminate fear
- Academic goals – evaluating strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, and making a plan to achieve those goals
- Organization - organizing notes, papers, binders, and lockers
- Time management - setting goals for nightly homework and/or ongoing assignments
There are several ways Van Hoosen students may receive support from the Viking Student Center Staff.
- “Response to Intervention” (RTI) Lab: A student, meeting a specific criterion, may be scheduled into one of the four RTI Lab courses (Math Lab, AARI/Literacy Lab, AARI Reading Lab or Supervised Studies) offered. Staff members will develop an individualized plan that builds the academic skills, good habits, and positive attitudes your child needs to succeed in middle school and beyond.
- *Lunchtime Drop-In: A student may receive assistance with an assignment during his/her assigned lunch period. A student interested in attending a Lunchtime Drop-In session must check-out a VCS lunch pass prior to the end of third hour in order to attend the session that day. Viking Student Center passes are available for check-out in the Van Hoosen Media Center. In order to maximize our time together, students taking part in the Lunchtime Drop-In program may want to bring, and not buy, lunch that day.
- *Lunchtime Teacher Request: A teacher may request that a student come to the VSC for re-teaching of a particular concept or to receive support with an assignment. When possible, students will be given twenty-four hour notice in order to prepare for the Lunchtime VSC session.
*In order to keep student-teacher ratios to an optimum level, a maximum of 10 passes will be available during each Lunchtime Drop-In session.