To give students a great second half of the academic year, Middlesex Middle School is again the location of the popular S4 - Successful Study Skills 4 Students program.

Time management, executive functioning and organizational skills are the essential foundation for academic success, allowing students to be more confident and better prepared for school, while providing the critically needed tools for life beyond. Successful Study Skills 4 Students announces a new five-session workshop for middle school students starting Tuesday, March 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. It will run for five 90-minute sessions. Past workshops at Middlesex have been completely full.

This series is particularly designed to integrate and weave student's own curriculum and course material throughout the program so that student can experience and apply each skill/tool taught to their school work.

"Study skills are the critical and necessary foundation for academic success," Michelle Sagalyn, president of S4, said. "We are pleased to once again offer the S4 workshops at Middlesex this spring so that area middle school students can take advantage of these important tools before the end of the year."

The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidenced-based studies, and taught by accredited, passionate and engaging teachers. In a highly participatory and dynamic in presentation, students will learn ten essential, logical, and easy-to-implement skills, essential for successful learning and studying:

Goal setting;

Time management;

Notetaking methods;

The importance of asking questions;

Active reading strategies;

Understanding main ideas and important details;

Using pictures and graphic organizers;

Summarizing to learn;

Notebook organization;

Quiz, test and exam preparation strategies.

Workshops are highly interactive, collaborative and dynamic in presentation, creating an engaging, compelling and comfortable learning environment. A limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention.

The 7-and-a-half hour, five-session workshops will take place at Middlesex Middle School from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3. The fee is $395. To register, visit

S4 supplies all materials, including a take-home folder including an entire outline of the workshop and other material for ongoing student and parental support.

More information may be obtained by calling S4 at 203-30-S-K-I-L-L or by emailing

S4 partners with public and independent schools to offer an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement study skills system. Designed and customizable to dovetail with school and student curriculum, the S4 program is based entirely on educational research and proven benchmark studies. In addition to hosting student workshops, S4 also offers professional development and parent workshops.