College and Career Ready Standards - What Does It Mean for My Child?
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) are the adopted Common Core State Standards. They are the kindergarten through 12th grade expectations which define what students should understand ...more
Attendance - Critical to Student Success
School attendance is a critical piece in ensuring that students are successful in school. Students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It's difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. When parents make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school. ... As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority. Click HERE to learn more about how to discuss school attendance with your child.
10 Ways to Prepare Teens for College and the Workforce
FAFSA Information for Parents and Students
If your child is a senior and is planning on attending any kind of postsecondary education after high school, a FAFSA application is in your future. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used by most colleges, universities, and technical schools to determine scholarships and grants to students. The deadline for submitting a FAFSA application is February 1, and the application window opens on October 1. Each year our school hosts a FAFSA information/ application completion night in the fall to assist parents and students with the FAFSA application process. Parents will need to bring their income tax papers from the previous year as information from the tax return is required when filling out the application. For more information about FAFSA, click HERE.
Career Cruising - What Is It and How Will It Help My Child
One of the state board of education KANSAS CAN goals is for all JH and HS students to have an individual plan of study that helps them prepare for college and careers. South Haven is using Career Cruising to help students learn about careers, think about their post high school options, and plan for life after 12th grade. Students are working in advisory groups during one or two Cardinal Times a month as part of this state wide initiative to ensure students have the necessary skills and plans to be successful after graduation. Students can login to Career Cruising at home using the link on the front page of the website, parent accounts are available if you are interested please contact Mrs Archer or Missy Russell. For more information about Career Cruising, click HERE.
Kansas School Safety Hotline
The Kansas School Safety Hotline (1-877-626-8203) became operative August 1, 1999, for use by students, parents, and community members in anonymously reporting any impending school violence. This hotline is a toll free number available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to give students, parents, and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence. As you may be aware, students usually have knowledge of potential school violence before it occurs. This hotline gives parents and students the opportunity to anonymously report any potential violence. If you suspect that a violent event may occur at our school, please call the number above to report it. Your call will be anonymous and may save lives.
Schoolwide Title I - What Does It Mean?
South Haven Schools were designated a Title 1 schoolwide program this year. A Title I School wide program is a method of delivering Title I services by allowing the school to address the educational ...more
Lexile Resources for Parents
A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number ...more
|The Talking With Kids site offers practical tips for talking with children ages 8 to 12 about issues such as sex, drugs, violence, alcohol, and HIV/AIDS.|
|The largest search engine devoted to birth to age seven topics, KinderStart can help you find information on just about anything ranging from "bring baby home" to "travel and vacations."|
|Discipline Help is a website that provides tips on handling more than 100 common misbehaviors that occur at home and at school along with help understanding the needs behind the behaviors.|
|Keeping kids healthy is one of parents' most important jobs. Here are two inclusive sites to check for information about your child's health: Mayo Clinic website for children's health, and the parents sections of Kids' Health.|
|Underage drinking is a problem in every community and South Haven is no exception. The Teen Thinking site has good information for those who care about kids and drinking.|