Middle school faculty have embedded coordinated skills instruction through the middle school curriculum. Director of Academic Support Jenny Boesch maintains close communication with classroom teachers and advisors to identify students needing academic support. In addition, students and parents are encouraged to contact Jenny Boesch at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation on the services that match their needs. Students on financial aid will work out support needs with Jenny and the financial aid office.
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Skills Development in Sixth Grade Health Class
The teaching of skills is embedded into the Sixth Grade Health Class. Topics covered include:
How Middle School is different from fifth grade
Effective use of the planner
Binder and materials management
Chunking and recording long-term assignments
Co-taught by Michele Leclerc, Wellness Coordinator, and Jenny Boesch, Director of Academic Support. No fee
Extra Help with a Teacher
This form of support is common at Derryfield. Students are able to see teachers outside of class for clarification or reteaching of a concept during any Performance block (E block) when not participating in Chorus or Band. Further, teachers are able to provide support before and after school (as arranged) and during the lunch period. No fee
Academic Power class
Academic Power provides one-on-one targeted instruction for students wanting to build their academic skills. Areas for development can include the following: homework awareness, calendar planning and project management, note-taking, active reading, writing, test preparation, organization, and much more. We will identify tools and strategies that support the effective use of school skills.
● Tutoring is adapted to the student’s individual needs. The goal is to build them up to succeed in the Derryfield program. For some, tutoring is remedial and for others, it supports them in high level work.
● Writing workshop: this small group support option will focus particularly on grammatical and syntax constructions in English. Students will be coached on the writing process. ● Students who are on financial aid will work out tutoring needs with Jenny Boesch. Tutoring time is worked out within the child’s schedule on campus. Contact: Jenny Boesch at email@example.com. Fee
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.