This school year is traveling by so quickly! As I look around at our "new" 7th graders, they have sprouted longer legs after each break and are losing some of that young silliness that makes them so much fun as a group. (Really- 7th graders have great senses of humor!) Our 8th graders are beginning to bat their eyes at each other and talk about high school already. They are in such a hurry to grow up and its such a joy to be able to watch them accomplish things along that path.
In the spring, we will hold a parent information session for students heading to 9th grade and Mrs. Edinborough, our counselor, will be meeting with students soon to plan their transition. First, though, they have 8th grade semester grades coming up. Remember, students must have a 2.0 or higher GPA in order to walk in 8th grade promotion and attend end of year events. In addition, they must have good attendance and discipline. Now is the time to be aware of the number of days missed, remind them about grades being finalized in mid-January, and encourage them to continue growing as responsible young men and women.
~ Julia Reese