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    Homework Support Tips

    1. Set the time

    Structure is always important. Designate a specific time frame for homework to be completed. Creating a regular routine will increase productivity.

    2. Get involved

    It is important to be active in your kid’s education. Most schools offer online services to check on grades, homework assignments, and overall progress. Keep yourself up to date on all of these things.

    3. Help create a homework space

    Provide a quiet and well-lit location. Make sure there is a spacious work area and all necessary items to complete the assignments. Preparation is half the battle.

    4. Limit distractions

    Our homes are filled with distractions. Televisions, cell phones, and video games just to name a few. The use of these items should not be allowed during homework time. The mind should be focused on the task at hand.

    5. Organize

    Multiple subjects and classes can create confusion. Provide a planner and instruct your child how to organize and prioritize assignments. Create a solid game plan.

    6. Be a cheerleader

    Always show support and give encouragement. Reward strong effort as well as results. We want our children to always give their best.

    7. Provide guidance

    We all get stumped sometimes. Make sure helpful resources are available when needed. These might include yourself, school-provided telephone services, or school-approved online assistance. A child should always be able to ask a question and get an answer.

    8. Work first

    Just like their parents, children have busy lives these days. Homework should always come before sports and social activities. Make sure education is a number one priority.

    9. Notes

    Make sure your child develops an excellent note-taking system. Experts believe an outline form of note-taking is the most efficient method. However, all children are different, so just make sure they have a system that works for them. Handwritten notes, as opposed to typing, tend to lead to better memory of the information.

    10. Study habits


    Help instill strong study habits and work ethic in your children.


    Maiden Middle School is committed to constant improvement.  The MMS School Improvement Plan is the road map we will use as a school community to achieve our goals.  MMS would like to obtain community and parent feedback in regards to our School Improvement Plan.  We ask that you take a few moments to review the Preliminary Plan between now and November 28th and provide feedback.

    The Plan is in PDF format.  Click here for the plan.

    If you have comments or suggestions please send to




    “We can do anything together if we are willing to: expect the best, reflect on our mistakes, make changes and move forward as a team for the benefit of our students.  So when individuals speak about our school, they smile and say it is the best and here is why…”


    Please take the time and call or email if you have questions and concerns as we work to make Maiden Middle School the best school in NC.


    Mr. Brian Hefner