Transitions and Opportunities

It’s started…spring fever…elementary transition into middle school…”big kid” IMG_0012opportunities.  Our fifth graders left before spring break as elementary students (after watching “the film” though, they felt like “bigger kids”) and returned today with growth spurts and lots of excitement as they prepare to transition into middle school in the next few weeks.  IMG_0011

One of the highlights of the day was the opportunity to blow on horns (and other amazing instruments) with Mr. Maxwell and Ms. Melton of the MISD Band Department.  Those interested in joining the band next year in middle school were given the chance to play on various brass and wind instruments while asking lots of important questions.

Likewise, fifth graders spent time with the middle school counselors this afternoon talking about schedules, expectations, and life as a middle school student next year.  IMG_0016Students will take home information today (ask for your child’s yellow packet) about their required course selections, elective choices, extracurricular opportunities, and more for parents to read and discuss before final decisions are completed.  Parents will also be able to attend an information session at Frank Seale Middle School on Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30 p.m.  All Availability Forms (yellow sheet) are due April 12th to your child’s homeroom teacher or Mrs. Stanley, our LME Counselor.  Please call your homeroom teacher or the school office if you have questions about completing this required 5th grade form.

It’s a natural cycle of everyday school life to plan ahead for next year, however, I encouraged our 5th graders to remain in the present.  Everyday is game day at LME, and as one learner reminded me, “We may be making plans to transition, but there are still lots of Miller opportunities to enjoy first!”  Well said, my friend!  🙂

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