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Final Yearbooks Available

We only have about 50 yearbooks that are still available for sale. They are now being sold of $35.00. Please help us avoid that last minute rush caused when everyone tries to purchase their yearbooks on the last two days of school. If you have not already done so, please purchase your yearbooks this week. Homeroom teachers have a list of who has purchased a yearbook. Contact your child's homeroom teacher if you are unsure.

Yearbook Cover

posted on: May 12, 2007

Immunization Information

Please read the following flyers concerning immunizations for rising 6th grade students and students new to Georgia's school system.

Back to school immunization information for kindergarten, sixth grade or new entrants to a Georgia school.

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Immunization information for rising sixth grade students:

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posted on: March 12, 2007

Signing Your Student Out

Effective January, 2007, everyone signing a student out from Mabry will be required to present a valid picture ID, such as the GA Drivers' License. Additionally, we will then check your child's registration form to verify that the person presenting the picture ID is on the list of people the registering parent indicated may check your student out of school.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause at the check out desk, but we are implementing this standard practice to enhance student security.

posted on: January 08, 2007

School Hours

Please note that cars should not use the circular driveway to drop off students after 8:10 in the morning. This driveway is reserved for buses after this time. To read more about school hours and where to drop off your child for intramurals, band, orchestra, chorus and study hall, please click on the following link:

Mabry School Hours

posted on: October 12, 2006

Picture Retake Day

Thursday, September 28th is picture remake or retake day. If your child did not have their picture made on Charger Day they need to have their picture made on Thursday, September 28th. Prepaid envelopes are available from your child's homeroom teacher. You must prepay and mark the package you are interested in for your child to have their picture made.

If you child needs to have their picture remade please have them bring their pictures back on Thursday. If your child does not want to purchase pictures they still need their picture made for the yearbook.

Thank you for your assistance.

posted on: September 26, 2006

Earth Science Textbooks for 6th and 8th Grade

Last year Cobb County began implementing the new science curriculum developed by the State of Georgia. This change requires a phase in period to make sure that all students receive Physical Science and Earth Science during middle school. During the phase in period Earth Science will be taught in 6th and 8th Grade and share textbook resources.

Science teachers in 6th and 8th grade will share the Earth Science resources for one more year. They were able to do this quite successfully last year. Each teacher will have a classroom set of textbooks to use and Earth Science textbooks will not be issued to all students. Homework assignments will not be dependent upon the use of the textbook.

The Prentice Hall Science Explorer textbook series has available an iText (online textbook) and the textbook on CD-ROM. All students will register for the online textbook at school and be given information on how to access it at home. This will require the use of the Internet at home. The textbook on CD-ROM will allow students access to the text via computer without the need of Internet connections. The CD will be issued like a textbook to students who request it. The CD should be returned at the end of the year in useable condition in the original folder. The replacement fee is $10.

The very limited number of textbooks available for student issue will be reserved for those students who do not have Internet access or a computer. Parents should contact the science teacher to check on availability and make arrangements for a book to be issued.

For additional information please visit these websites:

6th grade GPS: http://www.georgiastandards.org/science.aspx (grade 6)
8th grade QCC: http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/qcc/ (grade-8, subject-science)

posted on: September 05, 2006

Mabry Open House

Please join us for Mabry's Open House!

Sixth grade parents, please join us on Monday, August 28th at 6:30 in the theatre. Seventh and eighth grade parents please join us on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 in the theatre. After a brief meeting with the principal, Dr. Tyson, you will begin your night in your child's homeroom and follow their academic schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher and to learn about the wonderful things going on at Mabry. We look forward to seeing you next week during open house.

posted on: August 25, 2006

Send Us Your Money! :o)

As you do your back to school shopping, keep in mind that your purchases at Office Depot can send Mabry Middle School a percentage of your purchase total! It's easy, just tell the cashier when you are checking out that you want a percentage of the sales price to go to Mabry Middle School. The cashier then scans in our number, and Office Depot sends us a check! If you are extremely attentive to detail, the number for Mabry is 70026213.

Trust me, our students will benefit from your money!

posted on: June 27, 2006

Back to School Letter

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2006 - 2007 school year at Mabry Middle School! In preparation for the new school year, I have some very important information to share with you. At the beginning of August, this letter is being mailed to all registered students.

MabryOnline.org
Our website has met with an overwhelming response, serving over 1,000,000 files each month to people all over the world. We have received emails as far away as New Delhi, India, Tasmania, and Australia. You will want to visit our new site frequently as it contains a great deal of important information, including all of our teachers' blogs. If you navigate to our old site on the Cobb County server, you will be directed to go to the new address: http://mabryonline.org

Secured Information
Additionally, we have also created a secured site to provide access to important information that I do not want to go beyond our immediate school community. I am providing you with this access information and am requesting several things of you:

As you know, I take safety and security very seriously. [INFORMATION DELETED FROM THIS ONLINE POST]

Charger Day
Charger Day, your convenient one-stop shopping experience for most of your back to school needs, is scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2006, from 10:30AM to 1:00PM. You will have the opportunity to conveniently take care of all of these back to school purchases:

Additionally, we will:

Please keep in mind:

While a bit hectic, we hope that Charger Day will be a convenience for our school community, providing you with the opportunity to get most of the major school year purchases taken care of at one time while learning your team assignments and homeroom location. Be sure to save all of your receipts.

Take the time to introduce yourself to me. I will have 500 MabryOnline.org magnets, suitable for hanging (on your refrigerator) which I will be giving out as I walk around. I hope you join me in looking forward to a wonderful year full of academic success.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tim Tyson
Principal,
Mabry Middle School

posted on: June 27, 2006

2006-2007 Mabry School Council

During the time period scheduled for parent/guardian nominations for the Mabry Middle School Council, the principal's office received only two names. Both nominees meet the requirements to serve on the council and have agreed to serve.

With a total of two representative slots to fill and exactly two names proposed, the school can accept these individuals through acclamation, rather than through a formal election. Consequently, we are canceling the parent/guardian election.

Congratulations to Ms. Wendy Sullivan and Ms. Ann Parker, our parent/guardian reps on the school council for the 2006-2007 school year.

posted on: May 11, 2006

PTSA Nominations for 2006-07

Parents, please carefully consider the following nominations for next year's PTSA. The slate will be presented and voted on during the April 11 PTSA meeting in conjunction with the Mabry Talent Show. Co-Presidents: Ms. Becky Johnson and Ms. Belinda Heitmeyer; VP of Membership: Ms. Chrissy Miletto; VP of Volunteers: Ms. Diana Young; Secretary: Ms. Kay Watkins; Treasurer: Ms. Renee Plumley; Parliamentarian: Ms. Kelly Dunlap.

posted on: March 06, 2006

iParent

I received this notification from the county:

iParent will be turned off Wednesday morning and will remain off until January 9. We have found this to be effective in the past to allow teachers time to check their gradebooks and enter final exam grades.

posted on: December 19, 2005

Changes in No Work Left Behind

I want to thank everyone for the significant contributions that have been made to our new No Work Left Behind homework policy. Our goal was to instill excellent work habits in our students so that Mabry has a work culture in which homework was expected, valued, and meaningful to the learning process. We have seen a significant increase in timely homework completion.

Since we have successfully implemented this program for 9 weeks, we are hopeful that our students have developed strong work habits that will persist in helping them reach our school goal: maximized student achievement. In an effort to maximize our teachers’ planning time and to minimize classroom disruption in PE and Connections, we are now transitioning the No Work Left Behind program.

Essentially, the goals for the program remain the same. The structure, however, will be slightly altered beginning on Monday, October 24, 2005. Students who do not turn in satisfactorily completed homework on the same day the assignment is due will:

At the teacher’s discretion, the student may be required to come to the teacher’s classroom for instructional assistance rather than doing the work in the theater with the morning homework session. In our effort to encourage greater responsibility for our students and have a less intensive intervention, students will no longer miss any classes as part of No Work Left Behind.

We look forward to your continued support of our efforts to maximize student academic achievement.

posted on: October 15, 2005

Clubs and Organizations

Mabry teachers sponsor wonderful co-curricular activities for our students. Among the newest is the National Junior Honor society, which held its inaugural induction ceremony on September 23, 2005. Students with the highest academic averages at Mabry were inducted making them a highly esteemed group. Student Forum is being organized and will have elections organized through the Social Studies classes, culminating in an exciting "convention" where 8th graders listen to speeches and elect their President for the year. If you've driven in the bus lot, you've noticed the tie-dyed van which is being enthusiastically painted by the Art club. Other groups kicking off the year include the Foreign Language club, Charger club, Mabry News Team, and student editors for The Charging Times newsletter. Mabry continues its tradition of fine music with Chorus, Orchestra and Band who meet continually as large groups and ensembles. Our Intramural program reaches out to our students with an inclination for team sports and activity. Science continues to contribute through the Environmental Club with new projects in planning which include a robotics competition team and a Future City competition team. Mabry Middle School indeed sees the future so bright, you gotta wear shades........ as we lead students in limitless learning.

posted on: October 07, 2005

Did You Know?

Did you know that:

posted on: September 22, 2005

Important Correction

Parents received a letter from Dr. Tyson which included access information to the secured site. Regrettably, in about half of the letters, the printer dropped an underline between the two words that make up the User Name. There should be no space between the two words, just an underline between the two words. The access is denied if you do not use the underline between the two words with no spaces.

We apologize for not noticing this printing error.

posted on: August 01, 2005

Dropping Off & Picking Up Students

Dr. Tyson asked that all of the parking along the very front of the school be eliminated to increase the space where students may be dropped off or picked up. Again, our goal, for your convenience, is to safely speed up this process before and after school. You will see the new Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane. If you click on the picture, a larger version will appear.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

For safety, we need everyone to abide by the following:

Stop Sign by 7th GradeThis is the stop sign down by the 7th grade entrance. When possible, please pull all of the way down to this sign, or at least as close as possible, when picking up or dropping off students. Never park in this area as doing so will significantly impede the flow of traffic and increase the risk of students being hurt .

We believe this will facilitate faster access for everyone and keep cars from drifting out onto Jim's Road. Clicking on the picture enlarges it.

posted on: July 31, 2005

Improved Parking Lot Exit

Parking Lot Exit The entrance/exit to the school property has been improved--made significantly wider. Notice the new left turn only and the new right turn only lanes when leaving the school parking lot. Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.

To help improve traffic flow when leaving the property, we are asking that parents divide the upper lot into two exit lanes. If you are turning right when you leave the property, please move to the right (closest to the street) of the upper parking lot as you leave so you will automatically be in the right turn only lane when you get to the exit.

If you are turning left when you leave the property, please move to the left side (furthest from the street) of the upper parking lot as you leave so you will automatically be in the left turn only lane when you get to the exit. This simple strategy will help keep traffic flowing more easily and make dropping off students before school or picking up students after school faster for everyone!

posted on: July 31, 2005

Parents' Homework Assignment!

Can you believe it?! Your principal is giving all of the parents a homework assignment! The deadline for completing your homework is the night of Parent Open House, which, by the way, is for parents only. Therefore, if you are a parent of a 6th grader, your assignment is due on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30PM. If you are a parent of a 7th or 8th grader, your assignment is due on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30PM.

Click here to read the details of your homework assignment! In all seriousness, if you follow through with this recommended reading, you will have a deeper understanding of Dr. Tyson's remarks during Open House. We look forward to seeing you then!

posted on: July 31, 2005

CRCT Content Descriptors

Never before has testing been as important in education as it is now. This year is the first year that, by state law (which was federally mandated through No Child Left Behind), passing the 8th grade is directly linked to "passing" the CRCT*. We want every child at Mabry to do well on this state criterion referenced test.

As parents, you will want to be apprised of exactly what these tests will measure. I am including on the state Department of Education's website. For more information on the CRCT specifically and standardized testing in general, (which is located in the Curriculum section of MabryOnline).

*"Passing" is defined as a score of 300 or higher on the CRCT.

posted on: June 21, 2005

Attention Parents of All Rising 6th Graders & New Students!

If you will have a sixth grader at Mabry Middle School, or if you will have a new student to Mabry, you will want them to read Sixceed!, a website written by students (8th graders) for our new students. It is designed to help them know everything there is to know about our school from a student's perspective.

Mrs. Hartnett, one of our 8th grade teachers, came up with the idea back in 2003. Why not have all of the 8th grade students, at the end of their 8th grade year, tell our new students all about Mabry Middle School?! Brilliant! So, her students, as part of working on their expository writing, created this entire website.

This adventure was our first experience with having students post to a blog. I appreciate Mrs. Hartnett's pioneer spirit, her extreme patience in working through the many issues and glitches involved in this innovative (and at times problematic) process, and her caring about her students' writing skills as well as all of the new students to Mabry.

Much of the information the students have written may be a little out of date because of all of the new construction this summer. For example, the students wrote about the commons areas in each grade level. Well, those no longer exist. They mention where people's offices are located. Well, a lot of that has changed. So the good news is, if you have a student who will be new to Mabry, since so much will have changed, s/he will be learning where everything is located along with all of the returning students too!

And, naturally, you will want to read the students' work as well. I always find seeing the school through the eyes of students very interesting, even revealing. So, want a good read? Check out Sixceed!

posted on: June 18, 2005

Mabry Dress Code

Plans for a wonderful 2005-2006 school year are already in the works. As you and your students relax over the summer and then begin back-to-school shopping, the following information should assist you in our efforts to promote the most effective learning environment for our middle school students.

In middle school, students are making the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Hair styles and clothing should not draw undue attention so as to distract from learning. We want to have a dress code that is conducive to the formality of the school learning environment. Our primary focus is maximizing student academic achievement.

Unacceptable attire:

I appreciate your cooperation and support of the Mabry Middle School dress code. Again, middle school students can so easily be distracted from learning. Our focus in every regard must be academic performance.

posted on: June 12, 2005

For Rising 6th Grade Parents

Last Monday we had the Rising 6th Grade Open House for parents. I always enjoy meeting and talking with the parents of our rising sixth graders. We had several important things to share which I will include summarized in this post. Additionally, I am presenting a few other items for you.

Safety
As your principal, I consider safety as my foremost responsibility. I want to be certain that every child and staff member is safe at all times so that all of their attention can be focused on maximizing academic achievement. In this regard, I ask that every adult always sign in when arriving at the building. Please do not be offended if you are stopped in the building and asked to identify yourself and return to the front office if you inadvertently enter the building without signing in.

Weblog
Naturally, since you are reading this, you are aware of my blog, From the Desk of Dr. Tyson. I will post to this blog throughout the summer and the school year to keep you informed of various important matters. Additionally, next year, all teachers at Mabry will have a blog to facilitate communication with parents and students.

At the beginning of the year I will host an evening meeting at Mabry to teach parents how to set up what is called an RSS feed for all of your student's teachers' blogs. Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, you will be able to have any new information posted on a teacher's blog come to you. This should prove to be a convenient and effective way to remain "in touch."

Summer Camp
Because we will have a significant amount of demolition and renovation in our building throughout the entire summer, we will not be able to have our summer camp for rising 6th grade students. Hopefully, if funding allows, this wonderful program, which we started 2 years ago, will return next summer.

Construction Information
Once the construction project is completed at Mabry (about $8.8 million in work), our school's physical plant will have increased from 100,000 square feet to 150,000 square feet. The construction company has really done a very good job of minimizing disruption to the learning environment. They delayed doing all of the interior work until this summer. Additionally, this summer the back parking lot will be repaved and the front entrance and parking area will be completely redone. I am hopeful everything will be completed by the time teachers return from summer vacation.

Please visit my blog from time to time as I will keep you posted as to how things are progressing.

Charger Day
Last year, just before school started, we held Charger Day, a time for parents to bring their student(s) to Mabry to have their school pictures taken, purchase their school picture package, a yearbook, school lunches, school supplies, etc. We wanted it to be as much of a back-to-school, one-stop-shopping event as possible. Aside from having to manage in a large crowd of people, we received tremendously favorable responses to this event.

We plan to have this shop-till-you-drop event again just before school starts. I will share the date with you here on my blog, on the school website, and on the front sign (if it is still there) once we feel more confident that the construction completion dates will actually be met.

I also want to let you know that the school supplies made available to you for purchase from our PTSA during Charger Day are typically substantially less expensive than you will find in the stores. The PTSA purchases them in bulk quantities and passes that savings directly on to our school community. We know having children in school is expensive and want to help you in every way that we can. Several parents commented to me last year that they wished they had not already purchased their school supplies before Charger Day as they paid more for them.

Challenging Students
Before school starts parents of 6th graders often express a concern to me that they fear our 6th grade teachers will not adequately challenge their child. Let me allay your concerns. The transition to 6th grade is significant. The new 6th grade curriculum is rigorous, and the math curriculum is substantive. (See my previous post on the math curriculum.)

Our teachers will work diligently to help your son or daughter successfully transition into 6th grade. In the meantime, I hope you will join me in emphasizing to your child the need for him or her to do their best work. I will stress to our students on the very first day of school that each of them needs to do their personal best, needs to see how far they can go, and needs to attain more than they think is possible. Working together elicits the success we all want to see at Mabry Middle School.

Our mission here is simple and direct: maximize student achievement in a culture of caring.

No Child Left Behind
By now I think everyone is familiar with some aspects of this federal legislation. I want to be certain you are aware of some very important information related to the law. The federal government requires all schools in the nation to be labeled as passing or failing. Each state was required to enact legislation that met the federal criteria. In the state of Georgia every school must meet the following criteria or will be labeled a failing school:

Stealth Parenting the Adolescent
When students reach middle school they want mom and dad to give them more freedom and responsibility. In other words, they want you to "back off." What their peers think tends to become more important to them than what the adults in their lives think. If you don't believe me, just suggest to your child that you will be having lunch with him or her in the cafeteria one day. Most would rather die. Since we want children to grow into responsible adults, this is not necessarily a bad thing--as long as their peer relationships are positive, supportive, and deeply rooted in your families values.

Children at this age begin to search out their identity and form a sense of self. Often this is a time of experimentation. There are times when mom and dad need to say and mean "No." I can not suggest strongly enough to our moms and dads that you must be far more involved in your child's life, knowing who s/he is associating with, where s/he is, and what s/he is doing, than you ever have before. Simply give the appearance that you are giving them more "space," allowing them to make more decisions. I call this stealth parenting. Be especially attentive to the music they have playing through those headphones! Listen carefully to the words. Are they consistent with your values?

Research tells us that what (and who) they are listening to literally will affect how their little brains wire up--the neural connections that are formed. Years ago we called it: "Garbage in, garbage out." What they listen to and whom they associate with will affect how they think, what they do, and who they become. Adolescence is a critically important time in their lives.

Recently a mom said something I thought was really significant, "We need to remember that cell phones will only tell us one thing: they're alive--not where they are, who they are with, and what they are doing. These cell phones are giving us parents a false sense of security." Appropriate supervision, especially after school, is essential. Too often my heart gets broken when I hear parents say to me, "Dr. Tyson, I just didn't see this coming."

OK, I'll get off of my soap box. I just want every single child at Mabry to have every opportunity for success. I want them to really be the bright hope of tomorrow. This necessitates more time and attention be spent with them today than ever before--from all of us. As the expression goes: "The future just isn't what it used to be." We accomplish our best work when we are all working together for these children.

If you would like more information on effective parenting strategies for adolescents, study skills parents can use with students, or have some specific concerns related to your child, I would encourage you to contact Mrs. Cindy Jackson, your 6th grade counselor for next year. She is wise and wonderful.

Dress Code
You should receive a copy of the Mabry dress code from your elementary school at the end of the year. We will also post it on the website. I involve students, parents, teachers, and administrators in providing me with input for the dress code. I want students to be comfortable at school, but our school dress code must reflect our commitment to maximizing student achievement, which requires a level of formality consistent with a learning environment that promotes attention to learning and academics. We enforce the dress code at Mabry Middle School.

You will want to carefully review the dress code, but here are just two items of note as you purchase for school next year: no flip flops at school, and no tummies showing. With hormones raging we want to focus on textbooks, not tummies, etc.

PTSA
Join! Volunteer!! Make a difference at your child's school.

As I Close: School Mission Gains Increasing Recognition
I want to reiterate our school mission: maximize student academic achievement in a culture of caring. We are doing wonderful things here with students. Children are finding success, and people around the metro area, the state, and the nation are taking note of what we do.

From the over 3,300 schools who applied, Mabry is one of 60 finalists nationwide for the significant National Schools of Distinction Model Schools Award. I encourage you to read my post about the recent site visit. This is a significant accomplishment and recognizes the wonderful things our students and teachers accomplish.

The Georgia Movie Academy, a statewide competition for students and teachers, designed to promote technology and information literacy, was started because of and patterned after the Mabry Film Festival. They recently presented our students' work in the Best Picture Category at their statewide event.

This year we had a team of teachers and academic leaders from one of the most prestigious private schools in the metro area spend a day with us. They want to replicate in their school setting some of the innovative, highly engaging and effective programs we have in place here at Mabry.

And, finally, last week we were invited to be featured in the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference next year.

The recognition is wonderful. But what really matters to me is that we keep our focus on what makes Mabry worthy of the recognition, working together every day as a team to achieve our mission: maximizing student achievement in a culture of caring.

I am delighted that you and your child will be joining us next year.

posted on: June 12, 2005

School Hours

Parents will want to know the following important information:

In this time of severe budget constraints (the "austerity budget" from the state), Mabry's resources have been significantly constrained. In the past, parents have been able to drop students off as early as 7:45, which was 1.5 hours before school started. Funding will no longer allow us to provide this service for this length of time. We regret the inconvenience this may cause some of our families.

Times and Locations for Early Morning Student Arrival

Morning Study Hall

Intramurals

Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Rehearsals or Passoffs

Early Morning Study Sessions with Teachers

School Hours: 1st period begins promptly at 9:15. School ends at 4:15.

posted on: June 11, 2005

Overview Information About Our New Website

MabryOnline is our new web presence. The site is really a collection of nearly 100 blogs designed with a front end that appears to be a web page. We have done this in the hope that our staff will more easily be able to keep information on the site current. Posting to a blog is substantially easier than having a web master who knows a lot about html, xhtml, css, asp, js, and blah, blah, blah. We don't. And even if we did, then the webmaster has to track everyone down to get their information to post it.

So, what is a blog? The term is an abbreviation for weblog and can be most easily understood as an online journal. Teachers post journal entries (or posts) to their site (or blog). The teacher assigns each post to a category that s/he has already created. When the post is published on the site, it is automatically linked to the category (listed in the sidebar on the right), to the date it was posted (via a little calendar in the sidebar on the right), and also is placed in a monthly archive (which, you guessed it, is also listed by month in the sidebar on the right).

Finding information in a teachers site could not be any easier. To read everything that has been posted to this blog about the Film Festival, simply click on the name of that category in the sidebar on the right. To read everything related to the Beginning of the Year, click...you have the idea. You could also go to the archive links for July and August to read things that were posted in those months which might relate to the beginning of the year.

Aside from having a powerful organizational structure for content management, a blog also has a very powerful search feature. Each teacher's site (or blog) has a "Search this site:" area in the sidebar on the right side. Simply type in the string for which you wish to search, and the script will bring up everything in the teacher's site that matches your search parameter--powerful, fast access to content.

Every time the site is updated, the blogging system is programed to update the syndication files. You can setup an RSS/Atom feed reader to automatically notify you when new content has been posted to the site. Most feed readers provide you with a quick summary of the new information, which, if you find relevant to your need, can serve as a link to the entire post of new information.

We will find that RSS/Atom feed readers are going to have a huge impact on learning and research. Rather than going out to find current, relevant information, you can set up a RSS/Atom feed reader to have the most current information about a research topic come to you. Software is now coming available that will even automatically annotate in a bibliography the source from the major online libraries . This is cutting edge and very powerful! The digital divide between those who know information literacy skills and those who do not is going to grow exponentially in the next few years. And who thinks students do not need laptops?!

And don't miss the Calendar link that appears at the top of the "front end" pages. We will keep it current with important school-wide or grade-level wide information such as testing dates, picture days, holidays, early dismissal days, etc. You can read more about how to subscribe to this site (Mac users only) by clicking here.

Hopefully you will find our new site helpful. Visit us often.

Want to learn more? Read these links:




posted on: June 11, 2005

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed in Middle School

From our counselors...

Middle School is a time of growth and transition, a time when students move from childhood to adolescence and toward a greater level of independence and self-reliance. They want their parent’s help, support, and approval, but may not want to be seen in public with them. They want to be different from their parents, but not too different from their friends. In this time of life that often seems like controlled chaos, there are many things you can do to assist your child with his or her success in school.

posted on: June 11, 2005

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