"People say that change is good. And that's true. But change can also be scary. In middle school, you have new routines, new classes, new teachers - and there's a whole lot more going on." --Middle School Advice From The Experts, Woodburn Press, pg 3
We know that the transition to middle school can be scary. We want to help dispel some common fears and answer some of the questions that we frequently hear. We also included some helpful videos with tips to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
The videos below are from Spokane Public Schools and the BBC and have great advice for the transition to middle school. We will highlight some differences in offerings below each video.*
Watch the videos below and complete the survey at the bottom of this page to be entered in a drawing during the first 2 weeks of school!
*The specific activities available in these videos are not indicative of what is available at Indian Hills; rather, the experiences of transitioning into middle school are similar.
Fears & Faves
Differences at Indian Hills Rollerblading in the halls is not permitted 7 classes each day
Remember that it's normal to feel nervous or stressed! It happens to everyone.
Examples of Coping Strategies Take deep breaths Watch a funny video Make a gratitude list Take a quick walk Stand up and stretch Listen to music Talk to a friend/adult Slowly count to 100 Get enough sleep Eat a healthy snack Read a good book Write in a journal Color, doodle or draw Dance or Play a sport Use a stress ball or pop bubblewrap Simplify and Prioritize Do something kind for someone else Turn off your phone Ask for help Label your feelings Blow bubbles Drink water Listen to nature sounds Go for a hike Pet an animal Play a game Take a mini-vacation in your mind Talk to your counselor