Moving On to Middle School
A Resource for Parents and Families
Meet the Staff of Johnson Middle School
Sarah Twomey and Betty Golding
Mrs. Twomey - School Counselor and Mrs. Golding - Adjustment Counselor (not seen)
Important Dates for You and Your Rising Middle School Student
May 27 - Grade 5 students visit JMS. Grade 5 Parent's night at JMS and BMS at 7 pm.
August - Sneak Peak at JMS
Middle School Transition Lessons at Elm Street and Fisher
- Who can help in middle school
- Understanding schedules
- Organizational skills
- Learning style and study skills
- Addressing students' questions
WEB Where Everybody Belongs
WEB is an acronym for Where Everybody Belongs.
WEB's goal is to provide a structure in which students make real connections with each other. Through this program students learn that people at school care about them and their success.
Built on the belief that students want to and can help other students succeed, the WEB middle school transition program trains members of the 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are motivators, leaders and teachers who guide 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful in middle school.
Once at the middle school, you and your student will be introduced to various useful technologies. These include:
- X2 - This is a student and parent portal by which both can access schedules, grades, and missing homework assignments. Students and parents will be assigned separate usernames and passwords. You will learn more about this at the Grade 5 Parent Night.
- Google Drive - Students in grade five are already familiar with using Google Drive. Next year they will increase their proficiency, as most assignments will be submitted through the Google Drive. Students will also be able to use their Gmail account to communicate with teachers.