Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RMS Staff take No Homework Pledge for February Break

Following the very positive feedback after our December Break No Homework Pledge the RMS staff is pleased to extend that pledge to February Vacation. We received a large number of comments in support of this effort and hope that our students are able to use the time well. I've posted the message we sent out in December that outlines some of the potential benefits to taking a break from homework over vacation.

RMS Staff take No Homework Pledge for December Vacation.

We feel that taking this pledge is being consistent with our school mission and is supported by research such as the following described on the Race to Nowhere site:

Ensuring a homework free break provides more time for:

-Students who enjoy a balanced schedule that includes family, friendship, creative and imaginative pursuits, and community service and involvement.
-Students who have time to be passionate, curious, inventive, and creative.
-Students whose schedule includes time for physical and mental health - including sleep, healthy meals, physical activity, and down time.
-Students who have time to develop the skills that will prepare them for the 21st century.

We will be continuing our discussion around how homework fits into the balanced lives of our students. We welcome your feedback and questions and hope you enjoy your break!

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