Preparing Your Child for Middle School

Things That Help Prepare For Middle School
  • Talk about your student's hopes and worries
  • Practice opening a combination lock for a locker
  • Take a tour of your local middle school
  • Talk about possible elective choices and what to do if the student does not get his/her preference
  • Find out who your school contact or counselor will be if questions arise
  • Help your student realize friendships will change with schedules, students going to different schools, etc. Talk about ways to make new friends through a variety of interests (like drama, band, sports, clubs)

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