Outreach Services: News and Tips
Student Outreach Services, (S.O.S.), is a
program designed to help keep our students safe
and successful during the school year. Research
shows that students who are not distracted by
fears, sadness, bullying, etc. will simply do
better in school than those who feel
disconnected, unsuccessful, or disliked. S.O.S.
consists of a group of staff, school leaders,
and counselors whose goal is to help students
make wise choices, solve problems, and do their
best. There are S.O.S. groups for students who
have special concerns or problems such as study
skills, divorce, and illness or death in the
family. There are all school activities such as
assemblies, speakers, and character education
lessons. We provide career planning information
for interested students and also offer
individual counseling to those in need. S.O.S.
works with other outside resources and agencies
to solve personal and school-related problems.
It also arranges group meetings with parents,
students, and SOS staff when a student is in
serious academic or behavioral trouble and
teachersí calls home have not resolved the
issue. The role of S.O. S. is to be proactive
and resolve conflicts before they turn into real
trouble, whether interpersonal or academic. Mrs.
Kath is the Student Outreach contact at
Channahon Junior High, and she can be reached at
476-4314, Ext. 3076.
safety and success is a key goal, please
consider the following ways to help your child
succeed in school this year.
Start the year
- Expect your
student to attend school and be on time each
- Make sure
that computer time and TV time do not
interfere with schoolwork time.
family routines for sleep, homework,
studying, recreation, etc.
How to help
your student study.
materials before reading.
- Study tables
and charts; the author put them there for an
- Take notes
while reading to be sure you understand main
after you read a section or chapter.
- Make flash
- Try to
answer the questions at the end of each
section of a chapter or handout.
often. New work builds on former knowledge.
Donít cram for tests at the last minute.
- Be creative.
Draw pictures, charts, map, and graphs or
create silly songs to help memorize facts.
- Keep up.
When students are frequently absent or do
not come to class prepared, they fall
behind. This makes it hard to keep up. Try
not to plan vacations during the academic
- Read the
bold headings in each chapter and try to
make up sample questions for each heading.
If your child can verbalize something from
each bold section and make you understand
it, chances are that he or she understands
it as well. If not, look this section over
Molly Rafter, MSW, LSW
CJH School Social Worker