Middle School


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8th Grade Transition Events

During the month of March, the eighth graders will begin the process of transitioning to high school. There will be a high school registration and parent night at Powell High School on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Powell High School auditorium and commons.

On the evening of Tuesday, March 21, a brief overview of Powell High School and the course registration process will be discussed in the auditorium. From there, the group will transition to the commons where students and their families will have an opportunity to interact with high school elective teachers and some of their students. The purpose of the evening is to give incoming students (and their parents) information to help them choose their high school elective courses for the next school year.

On Friday, March 24, the high school counselors will be at the middle school for the last time to lead the eighth graders through the final registration process. This process will not only get them ready and registered for high school, but it will also meet the last requirement of the Hathaway Scholarship (the eighth grade Unit of Study).

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact Mrs. Lisa Fitzgerald at 764-6185 or the high school counselors at 764-6181.

Watch for Opportunities

It is important to encourage your child to seek out opportunities to show kindness. Suggest that your middle grader think of safe ways to assist people who are struggling or lonely. Maybe he’ll make cards or bookmarks for nursing home residents or have a virtual game night with younger cousins who miss seeing friends.

Great Advice

Do you want to raise the odds that your middle school student will actually follow your advice? Get his input. Instead of saying, “Setting your alarm ten minutes earlier will keep you from scrambling to get ready every morning,” try, “I’ve been running late in the mornings, too. What ideas do you think could help us?”

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