Dr. Moreno’s Blog
From the Middle School Principal, Marilyn Moreno
August 8, 2014
The Journey of Learning
back-to-school advertisements appear in weekly circulars and the evening light
fades just a bit earlier each night, I am reminded that summer is drawing to a
close. I wait for returning and new students in excitement ready to begin the 2014-2015
school year. Students may lament the end of summer’s freedom, however, I am
sure they too are excited to reunite with friends and meet new classmates. The
energy they bring, the stories they share and the physical and emotional
maturity witnessed in one summer’s time is remarkable.
Middle school is an incredible time to be with students. They
desire to see and understand the world through adolescenteyes and become more independent creating natural opportunities for
educators to facilitate learning. The Middle School Staff values and celebrates
this journey of learning using this path to develop unique individuals with
increased skill and ability.
Remember to include conversations on effective study as textbooks, school
supplies and uniforms are purchased in preparation of the new school year. Now
is the time to determine the best location and time of the day to concentrate
on school work, develop a positive attitude towards study and promote creative
thinking in the home environment.
I’ve listed ways to help your child do well in school according to an
article in the Positive Line Publication
#79930 Item #CS-888 Printed in the U.S.A.
to Help Your Teen Do Well in School
to your teen’s schoolwork. Ask regularly and with genuine interest. “What are
support. Provide reassurances and help as your teen tackles education
activities and situations for the first time.
health habits. If your teen gets enough sleep and balanced meals, classroom
participation and learning will come more easily.
your teen’s growing interests. Have a variety of reading materials available at
organize a quiet study area at home for your teen. It should have needed
supplies easily accessible and be free from distractions.
for your teens achievements and efforts. Praise helps to build self-esteem and
encourages teens to keep trying their best.
current events with your teen to promote an interest in learning about the world.
when your teen wants to talk about school or other issues. Then, offer help and
advice as needed.
I’ll see you August 28 between 1p.m. and 4 p.m. for Locker Set Up
Day. If you’re unable to attend our this event, the doors of Bullis official open
September 3. It’s going to be a great year!
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