Halstrom Blog

  • Tips to Help Stay Organized in School

    Tips to Help Stay Organized in School

    Date
    4/27/17

    Sometimes, children struggle in school because of one of the most challenging aspects of schoolwork: organization. After only a few weeks of school students' backpacks can become stuffed full of random papers and assignments from all the different classes taken.

  • Benefits of Summer School

    Benefits of Summer School

    Date
    4/17/17

    You might be ready for some fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you don’t fall victim to summer learning loss!

  • Bullying: When Is It Time to Change Schools?

    Bullying: When Is It Time to Change Schools?

    Date
    4/11/17

    If your child is a victim of bullying, you may feel at a loss for what to do. Should you wait it out or take more aggressive action? Many kids experience bullying at...

  • Benefits of Schoolwork

    Benefits of Schoolwork

    Date
    4/10/17

    School is mandatory. With school, comes a lot of homework, right? In most cases, that is correct. However, there is another way. Could a student...

  • Preparing for College

    Preparing for College

    Date
    3/16/17

    Preparing, for college can be very stressful and Halstrom Academy is here to prepare you as well as support you through this process. You must take...

  • Choosing Your Classes

    Choosing Your Classes

    Date
    3/15/17

    Picking classes is an important part of going to high school. Those classes will influence which path a student will take in academia. Students need to...

  • Picking a College

    Picking a College

    Date
    3/3/17

    Picking a college is an exciting and scary experience. There are many questions going through every student’s head. That is the case...

  • Learning Differences

    Learning Differences

    Date
    2/27/17

    Learning Differences affect millions of children in the United States. Fortunately, with the right understanding and...

  • The Story of Billy

    The Story of Billy

    Date
    2/9/17

    The most hated thing about school is homework. But one must live with it, right? Maybe not. The debate on how much homework....

  • The 4 Best Practices for Getting Into College

    The 4 Best Practices for Getting Into College

    Date
    1/31/17

    You want your child to be as successful as possible in life--and in their teen years, that means successfully getting into a great college. Figuring out how to make....

  • Small Campus Community

    Small Campus Community

    Date
    1/19/17

    One of the most frequently expressed concerns I hear from incoming families is fear for their student’s social life....

  • This New Year, Resolve to Give Your Teen a Fresh Start

    This New Year, Resolve to Give Your Teen a Fresh Start

    Date
    1/5/17

    Is your teen struggling academically? Or is he having difficulty maintaining positive relationships with peers and teachers? Many teens feel alone in their school challenges but research shows that the majority of high school students...

  • The Benefits of Alternative Schools Vs. Traditional Schools

    The Benefits of Alternative Schools Vs. Traditional Schools

    Date
    1/3/17

    Making the decision to place your child into an alternative school can be stressful. Will it be too hard on your child? Will the new school meet your child's needs? What will the long-term effects of an education provided...

  • 3 Tips for Helping Struggling Students

    3 Tips for Helping Struggling Students

    Date
    12/20/2016

    When a child starts struggling in school, it can be a blow to more than just their academic performance. Many students also take a substantial hit to their self-esteem--and it can lead to a vicious cycle that makes it difficult for them to get back on top again.

  • 3 Ways to Help Your Student Cope with School Stress and the Holidays

    3 Ways to Help Your Student Cope with School Stress and the Holidays

    Date
    12/15/2016

    We know how stressed students are this time of year, between studying for finals, music recitals, sports, holiday parties, and more. To add to this stress, the excitement and anxiety of the holidays, can cause students to panic. The good news is there are several ways for students to cope...

  • 4 Study Techniques and Skills to Help Your Child Succeed at School

    4 Study Techniques and Skills to Help Your Child Succeed at School

    Date
    12/13/2016

    According to a study by the International Center for Academic Integrity, 68% of college students confess to cheating on written assignments or tests. While the report may not address why these students cheat, one can only guess that some of it stems from poor planning and a lack of good study skills.

  • Tips to Identify the Holiday Blues and Help your Teen Get Through it

    Tips to Identify the Holiday Blues and Help your Teen Get Through it

    Date
    12/8/2016

    It's the most wonderful time of the year.. or is it? Unfortunately, not for everyone. With the corporate mainstream pushing the holidays on us starting in October nowadays, enormous expectations loom for those picture perfect family gatherings bursting with holiday cheer. For some, the hype only makes them feel worse.

  • Three Advantages of Keeping School at School

    Three Advantages of Keeping School at School

    Date
    12/6/2016

    The war on homework has been slowly making its way across the country. While many parents and teachers are fighting for the enormous workload put on our children in hopes of improving test scores and preparing children for the future, many more are noticing the negative mental and physical effects these hours upon hours of homework have had on their students and children.

  • Calling All Homeschoolers! Homeschool Help, Finding a Partner in Education

    Calling All Homeschoolers! Homeschool Help, Finding a Partner in Education

    Date
    12/1/2016

    According to the Washington Post, "approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012." That's twice the number of children homeschooled in 1999. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics reports that 91% of parents cite worries about their school's environment as their reason for homeschooling.

  • Benefits of 1:1 Education: Learn the Way You Learn Best

    Benefits of 1:1 Education: Learn the Way You Learn Best

    Date
    11/29/2016

    You have probably encountered a situation where a friend grasps a concept right away, and it just does not make sense to you. Then someone explains it to you in a different way, and things suddenly click. The reason for this is that people learn in different ways.

  • Positive Engagement and Other Benefits of 1:1 Education

    Positive Engagement and Other Benefits of 1:1 Education

    Date
    11/21/2016

    The traditional school model has failed too many of our children. Classrooms chock full of students attempting to learn from a single instructor cultivate an environment where limited engagement and infinite distractions are ubiquitous.

  • Stress in Today’s World: Implications for Students and Families

    Stress in Today’s World: Implications for Students and Families

    Date
    3/14/2016

    By: Dr. Brentar
    In today’s fast-paced, achievement-oriented world, many researchers have focused on the deleterious effects of stress. Whether we like to admit it or not, stress is a part of all of our daily lives and we have grown to understand the direct relationship between stress and...

  • Transitioning to College Successfully

    Transitioning to College Successfully

    Date
    1/7/2016

    By: Dr. Crystal Lee
    Transitioning from high school to college can sometimes feel like a precarious leap, instead of the manageable next step in the journey to independence. Oftentimes, students who are successful in high school find the transition to college to be a challenge because.....

  • Athletic Performance, A Holistic Approach

    You just got your PSAT scores, so now what?

    Date
    1/5/2016

    By: Colleen Boucher
    Starting in sophomore year, high school students will typically begin the process of preparing for and taking standardized college admissions tests, like the SAT and ACT. Many schools offer 10th graders the opportunity to take the PSAT which can be a great, low-pressure way for students to start.....

  • Athletic Performance, A Holistic Approach

    Athletic Performance, A Holistic Approach

    Date
    11/18/2015

    By: Mary Paulson
    Mary Paulson is a LPGA Class A Coaching Professional privately coaching competitive amateur and professional golfers since 2008. She is a certified AFPA Personal Trainer & Sports Conditioning Specialist; a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Expert Lev 3; and…

  • BULLIES: THE UGLY TRUTH

    Bullies: The Ugly Truth

    Date
    10/27/2015

    By: Adam Grindlinger
    The end of summer and the beginning of fall has several meanings to children and their parents. This time of year may mean back to school shopping, homework, the anticipation of new teachers and friends, transitioning into new…

  • HOW STRESS AFFECTS LEARNING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    How Stress Affects Learning for High School Students

    Date
    10/13/2015

    By: Kristine Tye, M.A. License Marriage and Family Therapist
    High school brings many opportunities to feel both joy and frustration. Stress affects learning for high school students and can have both an immediate and long-term negative impact. Not all stress is clearly…

  • TEEN SELF-ESTEEM AND RESILIENCE

    Teen Self-Esteem and Resilience

    Date
    10/2/2015

    By: Bette Levy Alkazian, LMFT, BCPC
    The teen years are so complicated these days. Our kids’ heads are spinning from all that they do and all that they have to monitor on social media and we parents have no idea about…

  • HALSTROM ACADEMY: “BE DIFFERENT” WITH DEVIN C. HUGHES

    Halstrom Academy: “Be Different” with Devin C. Hughes

    Date
    2/17/2015

    Halstrom Academy is leading the way in education and is thrilled to welcome renowned speaker and author Devin C. Hughes to our campuses. Devin will be speaking on tough subjects such as learning differences, bullying and much more. Both parents…

  • SMALLER CLASS SIZES MATTER

    Smaller Class Sizes Matter

    Date
    2/4/2015

    It takes a special type of person to be a teacher. The majority of teachers are passionate, committed and genuinely care about the well-being of your student. Distracted, frazzled and overwhelmed are a few words that can also describe the…