Moving On to Middle School

A Resource for Parents and Families

Meet the Staff of Johnson Middle School

Important Dates for You and Your Rising Middle School Student

May 26 - JMS visits Elm Street and Fisher School

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

In May, Sarah Twomey, the middle school counselor, will be joining the elementary school counselors to teach transition lessons at Elm Street and Fisher Schools. These lessons will focus on:

  • 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.

Tech support

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.

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Mr. Hahn's Weekly Message - 3/27/2015