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Middle School Parents
Middle School: The
transition years (6th, 7th and 8th grades)
Elementary School and
At one time this period was called Junior High
School which covered 7th, 8th and 9th grades.
Its stated purpose is to prepare the student for
You made it through the trials and
tribulation of the elementary school and now you
must face your child's transition. The Middle
School has great challenges as he or she's
hormones kick in and their mental and physical
conditions change from day to day if not minute
by minute. Strengthen your self with the
understanding that it will soon change.
1. This is the period of
growth between their developing bodies
and minds of the elementary school and
the preliminary stabilization of high
school. Hormonal, physical and emotional
adjustments will come fast and furious,
prepare for a whirlwind.
2. Be there for them, they
will need you to the extreme.
3. Watch their use of Social Media,
their Cell Phones and the Computer. These modern
forms of communication and entertainment can easily
dominate their lives, you can and should put in
4. Talk to their teachers and guidance
personal often and consistently.
5. Check their grades and progress
reports and show genuine interest and support