State of the School Address and RISE UP Introduction

There has never been a more exciting time at RCS as we gear up to launch the new year with fresh vision! If you missed the State of the School address with Dr. Jerry Eshleman last week, please take some time to listen to our new RISE UP vision. This is the 100 year vision…

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Developing Trust With Your Teen

Nearly every parent can agree, it can be difficult to connect with your teenager. As they go through the transitions that take place in adolescence, changes in their mood, less communication, and overall preferences to be around friend groups, will likely be some of the identifiable traits that take place. Throughout this transition, it’s important…

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Helping Your Child Study- Part 2

Girl staring at her computer in boredom.

As we discussed in our previous blog, helping your child develop healthy study habits is a great way to help them succeed in and out of the classroom. Especially when it comes to testing, parents also have an opportunity to connect with their child during the studying process. In our last blog, we addressed some…

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Helping Your Student Study

Girl looking down at something she's writing.

Whether you have a child in elementary, middle, or high school, you’re familiar with the homework, test prep, and necessity for time management in the midst of other responsibilities. The older your child gets, the likelier they are to be more of a recluse when it comes to studying. Regardless of the stage of life…

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning

When finishing school, many students feel relieved to have a brain break, no longer having to sit in a classroom listening to a teacher talk to them about information they might never use outside of the classroom, and doing homework that has no relevance to them. In school, learning new things might seem like a…

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Summer Reminder Checklist

If you’re like us, you have no idea where the school year went. It’s insane to think about how it’s already May! Since time seems to fly by and summer is sneaking up on us all, our private school is taking a moment to help you organize those to-dos and check them off to make…

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Getting Your Kids To Read Nonfiction

It can be quite a struggle to get our kids reading different genres. As our Christian school talked about in a previous blog, nonfiction is extremely important to know how to read and understand. But because of its jargon, technical text, and lack of dialogue, many kids tend to shy away from nonfiction. If you’ve…

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The Importance Of Nonfiction Text

If your kid is reading any book, that’s a serious win. Reading is one of the best activities for a child, and has some of the greatest benefits of any learning endeavor. It can be so easy for parents to be like, “Well, at least they’re reading” and not push the issue of genre —…

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Beat the Summer Slide

Here’s a quick quiz for all parents on the summer slide. Test your knowledge with RCS! The summer slide is… A really fun playground feature. The loss of learning that happens over summer break. The learning gains that happen over summer break. What percentage of teachers have to reteach material when school starts? 50 percent…

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Homework Helper: Algebra

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. OK, well, maybe not every parent, but plenty of adults cringe at the very thought of having to contend with algebra once again. You never thought you’d have to use algebra again, you thought you had escaped. But now, your kids are coming home with math homework, and they’re in…

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