Student Resources

This page contains links for other student resources which may be helpful to you.

Favorite Apps for Planning/ Organization/ Time Management:
Eternity Time Log:  Is a personal time sheet and stopwatch app that records how you spend your time -- helps you to recognize and minimize distractions.

30/30: If you have difficulty completing long term tasks, and/or taking a short break from a task and returning to the task, this is the app for you!

InClass: online planner/ prioritization tool

myHomework: another online planner/ prioritization tool that is web-based as well as an app.  Students can synch their planner to their teacher's classroom planner and parents can access their student's myHomework app.

Unstuck: available online and as an app. This is an EXCELLENT tool to help students work through a situation and begin a task.

Favorite Apps for Stress Reduction/ Relaxation:
Breathe2Relax: Stress management tool that guides you through breathing exercises, with a focus on deep, diaphragmatic breathing. 

Calm in the Storm: Stress Management and Relaxation: This app features tools to help manage stress, guided meditations, the ability to track perceived stress levels and symptoms over time, and can be customized with stress reduction tools and photos of your choice.

Stop, Breathe & think: Meditation tailored to your emotions: This is a mindfulness and meditation app that is fun and easy to use!  You can customize meditations to your current mood. This app also has the ability to track your emotions before and after meditation as well as tracks meditations over time.

Favorite Apps for College Planning:

CollegeGo 1.3CollegeGo guides you through the essential steps to take in order to find, apply to and attend the right college for you.

Social Emotional Resources:

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center promotes a public health approach to suicide prevention. The site includes research, facts and figures, materials and information on best practices in suicide prevention.

Stop Alcohol Abuse: Underage Drinking Prevention
Despite the prevalence of underage drinking, and the potential consequences, research shows that parents generally underestimate the extent to which their teen children use alcohol and even consider it inevitable. This website is part of a campaign launched by SAMHSA which seeks to raise awareness and encourages parents to talk to their children early and often about the dangers of underage drinking. It also teaches the consequences of underage drinking.

This is a helpful and interactive website that has information on healthy relationships, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and emotional issues.

This is a very resourceful website with online pamphlets on the dangers of alcohol and other specific drugs.  They have a free iPad app also.

Test Anxiety/ Relaxation:
Dr. David Ross, a retired professor and counselor at College of Lake County in Grayslake IL has provided, free of charge, to the public information on test anxiety and strategies on how to reduce it, include time management charts, diet logs, and deep breathing and muscle relaxation recordings. Remember, always see a counselor or Mrs. Shurtz if you have a very serious concern regarding test anxiety or any of social/emotional or academic issue.  Here is Dr. Ross's website:

Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center TEENS Against Bullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

CampusCalm  GREAT Resource for Dual-Credit students and Seniors! (Geared towards women)
An award-winning website for stressed-out students, concerned parents and educators to help students relieve stress and worry. Free resources, articles, tips and more.

ReachOut: a website which contains fact sheets and resources on a multitude of issues faced by teens. 

Homework Help:

BigFuture by the College Board: This website contains time management tips and homework completion strategies.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Homework Resources for Students and Parents: ISBE has compiled a number of websites across multiple subject areas to help answer questions you may come across when completing homework assignments.

Khan Academy: This site includes videos that provide explanations for solving a variety of math problems. 

Math Forum: This site provides assistance in all levels of Mathematics.

PurpleMath: A website for Algebra assistance.

Owl at Purdue Online Writing Lab: Provides guidelines on writing, research and citation, job applications, cover letters, and resumes.

For Students with Learning Disabilities:
LDOnline: This website contains valuable tools to help students with learning disabilities make the transition from high school to college