• Here are some tips and ideas on how to help your child make a smooth transition to middle school:

     

    Middle School Survival Tips for Parents:

    •  Reassure your child that it is okay to feel nervous
    • Highlight the positives: more independence, new opportunities (clubs, new friends, dances, lockers, etc.), the opportunity to learn new subjects and develop additional hobbies/interests.
    • Take opportunities to tour the campus prior to the new school year
    • Attend orientations and transition workshops/meetings for parents
    • Reassure your child that middle school is a safe place
    • Talk about social skills
    • Get involved as a parent
    • Openly communicate with your child
    • Help your child develop organizational strategies
    • Encourage your child to get involved in extracurricular activities
    • Encourage your child to become his or her own advocate

      

    Middle School Survival Tips for Students:

    • Get organized, and manage your time wisely
    • Do your homework, and turn in assignments on time
    • Talk to your teachers about your academics and other school work concerns
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities
    • Get good grades, and always put forth your very best effort.
    • Talk to your parents, and keep them informed of what is going on in your middle school life
    • Find an adult you can trust at school to talk to if you run into problems or situations you cannot solve on your own.
    • Choose your friends wisely, and steer clear of drama-filled relationships
    • Come to school, have a positive attitude, and have fun!