Moving On to Middle School

A Resource for Parents and Families

Important Dates for You and Your Rising Middle School Student

Week of May 23 -Middle School Transition Lessons at Fisher and Elm with Sarah Twomey.

May 31 Johnson Middle School visits Fisher and Elm.

June 1 - JMS visits Elm Street and Fisher School.

June 1 - Grade 5 students visit JMS. Grade 5 Parent's night at JMS and BMS at 7 pm.

Late August - Sneak Peak at JMS (date to be determined).

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.

Article for Students and Parents

"Top 10 Skills Middle School Students Need to Thrive, and How Parents Can Help"