Please read this article on ways to help your middle school student thrive in school. Parent involvement has been shown to be the number one indicator of a student’s academic success.
Another great article about life in middle school is Ten Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know.
There may be some talk about Parish Hill’s updated electronic device policy. Please see this article for more about teens and how the texting craze has affected reading.
Please check out lexile.com for valuable tips on improving your child’s reading and helping him/her choose books with the appropriate level of challenge.
Welcome to the Parish Hill Family!
The 7th Grade Team is piloting a new communication initiative to strengthen the home-school connection called Remind. Our goal is to keep you better informed about announcements relevant to the entire 7th grade like field trip updates, helpful information, and to share good news. You have received an email with detailed information that describes Remind and how to sign up. The letter is also posted here (Remind Letter). Look forward to an invitation to join Remind during the week of October 14th. You may add additional phone numbers by following the instructions in the letter. We look forward to connecting with you!
On Thursday, October 24, 7th Grade students will visit Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Students will leave school at 8:00 am and return for 3:30 pm. They may take the late bus home if they are not being picked up (or attending sports). Boys’ soccer will not have practice, but girls will. Students should dress appropriately, including sneakers, and prepare to be outside a good portion of the day. No money is required for the trip, however, we do plan to stop into the gift shop which sells souvenirs and snacks. If students have not signed up for a bagged lunch form the cafeteria, please remember to pack a lunch and perhaps a snack. It will be a long and exciting day!