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Is your student struggling with keeping up with their homework and studying for tests/quizzes?

Have them come into Academic Success to work with Ms. Patty!

M,W,F during lunch in the computer lab AND Wednesdays after school until 3:15pm

Students can use the computers to complete assignments and get help from Ms. Patty and peer tutors.  If they have a missing assignment in Math, they can also complete them and turn in with Ms. Patty to get credit for the assignment. Other teachers also accept work that is completed in Academic Success, have your student check in with Ms. Patty or their teachers to see if thirs do.

What are executive functioning skills and why they're important for your student?

Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully

Read more here: Executive Function & Self-Regulation

Parenting Tips

How to help your student be successful at Martinez Junior High School

Do you want to help your student be successful?

Here are 4 things you can do today:


  1. Get enough sleep! At least 9 hours per night, if you  are between the ages of 11 and 14, lights off by 10 pm

  • Sleep powers your brain and helps you learn and grow

  • No screen time at least one hour before bedtime

  • Put your phone and tablet to bed in another room (not your bedroom)

  • A bedtime routine that includes soft music and reading before bed will help you to relax and sleep well

2. Eat Healthy food! to fuel your body and brain

  • Breakfast is key to starting your day and learning off right

  • You need lean protein and whole grains at each meal and five servings of fruit and vegetables per day

  • Sugar causes people to crash and burn and is not a good breakfast choice

  • Students need 3 meals and 2 snacks per day

  • Martinez Junior High School Cafeteria serves healthy lunches and has a salad bar


3. Be active every day!

  • Being physically active every day helps your brain develop and makes you smarter

  • Participate in PE

  • Sign up for a Sport


4. Get your schoolwork done!

  • Come to school every day

  • Write down all your assignments in your planner

  • Create a time and place for your homework

  • Ask your teacher if you don’t understand

  • Teachers are available after school to help you

  • The computer Lab is open at 7:30 am every morning

  • The library is open at lunch and after school

  • Prioritize schoolwork over excessive sports and social activities

  • Read every day! Before bedtime is a great time to do this!