Mrs. Cuomo's Site - School Counselor
Welcome to Mrs. Cuomo's Web Page
Hello to all parents and students!! I am the school counselor for students in grades 6-8. I will assist students, teachers, parents and administrators in various ways. Some of these include: helping students as they identify and achieve their individual goals both academically and personally, counseling students with any issues they may face including self-esteem and responsible decision making , as well as working with parents, teachers and administrators concerning the academic and personal growth of each child.
I look forward to a successful year at Chester Academy!
Please feel free to contact me anytime at 469-2231 ext. 3309. If I am not available please leave a message. I make it a policy to return all phone calls within 24 hours.
Parents: Click on the parent newsletter under My Resources to the left. Read the monthly newsletter on how to best help your middle school child through various issues they will face.
Also, the Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides various programs for Parents & Caregivers. If you are interested please contact me at the above number for more information.Homework & studying tips
-Get into a habit of keeping to-do lists and posting assignments/reminders around your room or house.
Organize homework assignments
-before beginning homework, number assignments in the order in which they should be done.
-start with one that is not too long or difficult, but avoid saving the longest or hardest assignment for last.
Designate a study space
-you should study in the same place every night.
-it should be a quiet place with few distractions.
-keep all supplies and books nearby.
Set a designated study time
-use the same time daily to do homework and studying.
-try to avoid doing homework immediately after school. It is good to use some time to unwind. However, this may work best for some.
Keeping organized notebooks
-organize papers in a binder or notebook.
-use dividers to separate class notes, or color-code notebooks.
Conduct a weekly cleanup
-go through materials weekly to get rid of old papers and extras.
Create a household schedule
-try to establish and stick to a regular dinnertime and bedtime.
Keep a master calendar
-include family activities, projects, tests and other activities.
Prepare for the day ahead
-before you go to bed (book bag card)Organizing Your Time
-Tips for Minimizing Interruptions-
*Ask if it can wait.
*Pick the right time to study.
*Gather snacks and supplies in advance to avoid interrupting yourself once started.
*Work in a library.
*Keep your planner handy.
*Surf the internet incognito.
*Let your parents or answering machine answer phone calls.
*Don’t panic if something out of the ordinary comes up.