Successful Transition

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    Welcome Video
    Please take time to watch this video about Highland Park Middle School and all we have to offer for our students!

     

    Attend the Orientation, Showcase, and Meet & Greet
    Our Showcase for incoming 6th graders for the 2022-23 school year is in-person, Thursday, Janueary 13, 2022, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Later in the spring, we will have a Meet & Greet for incoming 6th grade families, as well.


    Relax
    Middle School is an exciting time and most students have fun and succeed in their classes. Students also like the new independence that comes with middle school. This is the first time when students get to work with multiple teachers and move independently through the school building.


    Ask for Help
    Our school has many support systems in place. Students and parents can get extra help from homeroom and team teachers, their grade-level counselor or administrator, and the school social worker to name a few. The key here is not to be afraid to ask for help.


    Homework
    Incoming 6th grade students are not usually accustomed to the homework demands in middle school. Be sure to review all course syllabi and ask teachers for clarification when necessary.


    Stay Involved
    Just like in elementary school, parental involvement is directly linked to student success. Parents should stay in contact with teachers and help their child keep track of their homework and tests.