Parent Resources

Parents, without your active role in your student's academic career, the student loses so much.  Your role is more valuable than you know.  For both the student and the staff at Beulah High School, we need your involvement in your student's life.  We know that you want your student to be successful and trying to figure out your role can be difficult.  These three simple tips below can help your student.

• Help your child show up at school with a good attitude and ready to learn.
  -Keep tabs on school attendance.
  -Make sure your student gets plenty of rest each night.
  -Don't accept the "I'm never going to use this after school" excuse for not working hard in a class.
  -Speak positively of the benefits of a high school education.

• Help them organize their time and materials.
  -Help your student keeps an assignment calendar/agenda with dates for homework, tests, and projects.
  -Divide long-tern assignments into smaller tasks should and develop a timeline for when tasks should be done.
  -Make sure there is a quiet study area and a location for their school materials.

• Take an interest.
  -Listen to your student talk about what is happening in class.
  -Encourage your student to become involved in a club or sport at school.
  -Show teachers that you are interested in your student's education.
  -Help your student understand how to take ownership of his academic career.

*The above tips were taken from the brochure, "A Parent's Guide to Helping Your Teen Get the Most Out of High School," found at http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/44013_NEA_W_L11.pdf

 

General Resources

Utilize the link below to locate resources collected by the Lee County Board of Education:

  - Parent Information

Check your student's grades and attendance by logging into STI:

  - STI NOW Login

Find the various policies and procedures within the Lee County Handbook and Code of Conduct:

  - Student Handbook

The Lee County Board of Education's website is full of material to help you and your student be successful:

  - Lee County Board of Education

The Opelika-Auburn News had a great article regarding child/adolescent mental health.  Take a look for yourself:

   - Focus on Child/Adolescent Mental Health

 

Attendance

Review the impact attendance has on a student using this simple website:

  - Boost Attendance

The impact attendance has on students can be documented all the way back to elementary school:

  - Attendance in the Early Grades

This is an excellent resource that show the VALUABLE role the parent has in school attendance:

  - Bringing Attendance Home

Check out this short document for tips on how you can help in student attendance.

  - Parents Can Improve Student's Attendance

 

Four-Year/Career Planning

Students will be working on creating a four-year plan:

  - Alabama Career Plannning System

Use the following .pdf file to help better understand how you can help your student plan for his/her future:

  - Parent's Guide to Career Planning

This website is a great tool to help in planning for your student's future:

  - Alabama Career Information Network

The follwing link is a blog post from the program used in helping students create their four-year plans and research careers, scholarships, etc.:

  - What parents can do to help their child plan for a career

 

Personal/Social

Academic success is vital for school, and helping our students understand how to be successful is key:

  - "10 Skills Students Need to Thrive"by The Washington Post

Bullying is an issue in schools across America:

  - Bullying and Bullying App

  - Bullying (Mayo Clinic)

  - Cyberbullying

Death of a loved one/family member/friend can be trying for a student:

   - How to Help a Grieving Teen

Depression is a serious concern for many parents:

  - Teen Depression

  - Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents

Divorce can a very difficult time for students:

  -  Helping Kids Cope with Separation and Divorce

Drugs and other substance abuse can dramatically affect a student, as well we as his/her family:

  - Factors of Teen Drug Use

  - Teen Marijuana Usage

Eating disorders are significant in today's teen due to so many external (and even internal) factors:

  - National Eating Disorders Association

Health and well-being are significant in your teen's life.  Check out websites and resources that can help shed light on your ever-changing teenager:

  - Kids Health

Internet usage and safety on the internet are topics that do not need to be taken lightly:

  - Safekids.com

  - Safeteens.com

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.  This website offers assistance on various topics when that health and well-being may be strained:

  - Mental Health Basics

  - Mental Health Topics

  - Additional Topics & Overviews (Select "Read more")

  -  Mental Health Awareness Article

Motivation

  - Famous Failures

  - Surround Yourself with Greatness

  - Positive Perspective in Spite of Condition

Self-image is such a huge issue in today's teen society:

  - Healthy Body Image

Suicide is a serious concern for anyone.  Take it as such:

  - Suicide

  - Suicide Prevention Line

Teen violence comes in different shapes and forms.  See the following links to better understand teen violence.

  - Stop Violence

  - Violence Prevention