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SIUE HOMEWORK HOTLINE 

SIUE is going to provide help for students who need help with homework  on weekends and evenings. HMS is excited to be able to partner with SIUE and offer this to our parents and students.  We regularly find that our students are unable to find help with their homework at home and sometimes find "creative" ways to complete their homework. This is a free tutoring hotline for students in grades 6 to 8.  Trained SIUE college students will be available to answer the phone lines at 618-650-3072 between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday starting September 18, 2016 and will run through April 28, 2017.  There is a possibility that the hours will be extended through May 4, 2017.  We will continue to work with student populations within the 5th – 8th grade level with a focus on mathematics.As a parent, principal and teacher, I am excited to have this as an option to students in our area.  Click on the red telephone on the Home Page to get more information.  


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Homework Site:
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Student Services Program

Ms. Liz Weder, Asst. Principal

eweder@highlandcusd5.org

 

Mr. Mike Farel, School Social Worker

mfarel@highlandcusd5.org

 

The Student Assistance Program is designed to identify and 

provide assistance to students with problems in the areas of

 behavior, attendance, health, and/or academics which may be adversely affecting their school performance. This team of 

teachers trained in the SAP process follow the five SAP steps 

to direct adolescents to appropriate services in the school or community. Students may be referred to the program by 

teachers, parents, and other students. This is an assistance 

program, not a disciplinary program.


Support Services

We would like to invite all students, parents, and staff to stop by and see us. Mr. Farel is located in room 102 and Mrs. Martin in 206, all near the main office. We can be reached by phone at 651-8800, or at our email addresses.

Some services we may provide include talking with students, consulting with teachers and parents, counseling in individual and group settings, leading skills acquisition and divorce support groups, and assisting with academic, personal, health, and career development.  In addition, if you are concerned about academics, we can assist you by considering options such as after school tutoring, consultation with the team of teachers, or possible referrals for further academic testing.  Mrs. Martin also has information and resources on various health issues.

Other programs we are involved with include the PAWS program and the mentoring program.  The PAWS program (Positive Assistance with Students) is available to address issues related to behaviors, academics, health, and attendance.  The PAWS team includes teachers from each of the teams, administrators, and ourselves, and the goal is to establish effective interventions to help students become successful.

We are proud to continue the mentoring program.  This year we have about 28 of our students paired up with a high school junior or senior.  These pairs meet every other week and also participate in various group activities.  The comments we receive about the program from students, parents and teachers are very positive.

If you are interested in academic assistance, referrals for the PAWS team, the mentoring program, or any other services, please feel free to contact us.  We also welcome any suggestions, such as group topics or ways to meet community needs, on how we can further assist you.