Reading comprehension is a skill that follows children throughout their entire lives. Decoding and understanding text happens everywhere, even in our digital world. Help your child improve his/her comprehension and reading fluency.
Building Strong Readers: Vocabulary
Words are the building blocks of communication. Comprehension vastly improves when a reader knows the meaning of the words on the page; and the main goal of reading is comprehension. For all students, English natives and ESL, a strong vocabulary benefits learning activities: reading, speaking, and listening. It boils down to the fact that the more words a child knows, the better their comprehension can become.
Transition Tips for New Middle Schoolers
Transitioning into middle school is a big change for students and parents. It requires more adept time management skills, independent responsibility, and a tougher course load. However, with the right tips, students can develop lifelong skills to help them succeed in all future academic endeavors. We have developed a list of beneficial habits to help your child transition and flourish in the upper grade levels.
Goal Setting for the School Year
Goal setting not only helps children achieve personal goals and milestones, it can be an effective tool in encouraging and securing academic success for your child.
Zines: An Outlet to Encourage Self-Expression
“Imagination is not a talent of some men, but it is the health of every man.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Meet the Teacher Open House … Mark Your Calendar!
Open houses and meeting your child’s teacher before school starts can help alleviate back-to-school anxiety for parents and kids alike. Join us Monday, August 1 for our Meet the Teacher Open House, from 2-4 p.m, to meet your child’s teacher, see the classroom, and more.
Fun for Staying in During the Summer
Summer gives students a break from the endless math facts and book reports during the school year, but there is still more learning to be done. Here are some tips on how to escape the summer heat and have fun indoors, while sneaking in some learning and family fun.
Heritage Elementary Schools, in Glendale and Williams, have had their charters renewed by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools for another fifteen years. We look forward to continuing to serve the children and families of Arizona. Heritage Elementary: building a strong foundation for every child.
Summer Safety Spectacular
Arizonans are typically familiar with their environment—both the dangers and the wonders—though sometimes residents can be so comfortable in their desert home that they can forget or overlook the little behaviors and habits, which can prove to be real lifesavers.
Full-Day Kinder Counts
Help your child get the best academic foundation possible with full-day kindergarten, including our free breakfast program and free before- and after-school care. Heritage Elementary School is now enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year, kindergarten through eighth grade.
At Heritage Elementary School, we are committed to providing a state-of-the-art education that teaches your children academic, community, and family values. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for educational excellence in Williams this upcoming school year.
Summer Guide to Williams for Parents
While summertime might be considered the “off-season” for some who call Arizona home, not all the state’s residents move with the seasons. And, as the temperatures rise, so do the opportunities for some cherished family time.