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Dr. Moreno’s Blog

From the Middle School Principal, Marilyn Moreno

August 8, 2014

The Journey of Learning

As 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.

Eight Ways to Help Your Teen Do Well in School

  1. Pay attention to your teen’s schoolwork. Ask regularly and with genuine interest. “What are you learning?” 
  2. Offer support. Provide reassurances and help as your teen tackles education activities and situations for the first time. 
  3. Promote good health habits. If your teen gets enough sleep and balanced meals, classroom participation and learning will come more easily. 
  4. Stimulate your teen’s growing interests. Have a variety of reading materials available at home. 
  5. Help to organize a quiet study area at home for your teen. It should have needed supplies easily accessible and be free from distractions. 
  6. Offer praise for your teens achievements and efforts. Praise helps to build self-esteem and encourages teens to keep trying their best. 
  7. Discuss current events with your teen to promote an interest in learning about the world. 
  8. Be available 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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