Welcome to Somerset Intermediate's Parent Page.
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Middle school is the transitional period between elementary school and high school. It's often a challenging time for preteens, but can also be quite interesting and typically it's a time of growth and change.
Parents of tweens should take the time to prepare their student for middle school, as well as learn as much as possible about the middle school their child will attend. Your child's growth and development during the middle school years will set the stage for high school and beyond. Be sure your middle schooler establishes a strong academic footing and be sure to spend some time during middle school to talk about high school and to prepare your child for the final years of his or her education.
Stay involved and support your tween, and you'll be surprised how much your child changes during these important years.
Easy Ways to Prepare for Middle School
- Attend an open house or school orientation
- Have an older sibling show your tween around the school complex
- Encourage your tween to join a club as soon as school beings
- Stay on top of your child's academics so he doesn't fall behind
- Check in with teachers periodically
- Allow your tween to pick out new clothes and a backpack before school begins
- Allow your tween to talk about any concerns he has about middle school, and how you might be able to help
- Allow your child to enjoy newfound independence and reward him for responsible behavior
- Begin a new school tradition -- such as going out for ice cream on the first day of school or going back to school shopping together
- Encourage your tween to join the school clubs, or try out for a sports team.
- Talk about your own fun middle school experiences with your child
- Be positive and upbeat about change -- let your tween know that change can be exciting and fun