The middle level years are important in building students' social and emotional skills, as well as developing their abilities to communicate, work with others, be creative, and problem solve. By instilling these skills in our young students we give them the opportunities to express themselves and explore their interests in order to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.
Friday, December 23, 2016
As we approach our break, students and faculty alike are filled to the brim with excitement (and holiday cookies!)
The new year offers the potential for a fresh start. Traditionally, the new year provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the past, look towards the future, and contemplate ways to become a better version of ourself.
I asked our middle school students what their new year’s resolutions were. We might consider junior high school students to be “young,” but their resolutions were quite insightful and sincere.
Some of my favorite responses include:
“spend more time in nature,”
“expand my culinary skills,”
and “get better at initiating relationships.”
On behalf of the middle school team, I wish you and yours a peaceful and joyful break. See ya in 2017!