• Welcome to Luella Middle School!

    Middle School is a great opportunity to meet new people and begin to explore who you are and what you want to do with the rest of your life.  It can also be a difficult time, as there are a lot of things that are changing in your life.  You are meeting new people and there are more choices and decisions to make.  Instead of being in one or two classrooms with one or two teachers all day you now have 6 teachers in 6 different classrooms.  Teachers will expect more of you and your parents will too.  You will be faced with more repsonsibilities.  Here are a few tips to help you with the middle school transition.  Don't be afraid to ask your parents, teachers, counselors, and staff for help.
    1. Get Organized
       ăUse your agenda every day!
       ăUse folders and notebooks for each subject.
       ăKeep your locker and backpack neat and organized.
       ăUse different color folders for each class.
    2.  Do your homework
       ăSchedule your time wisely.  Allot a certain amount of time each day for homework and study.
       ăDon't wait until an assignment is due--start early.
       ăKeep track of your homework assignments by writing them in your agenda each day.
    3.  Talk to your teachers
       ăAsk questions, ask questions, ask questions.
       ăIf you are unsure about your assignments or don't understand something ask your teachers for more information.
       ăYour teachers are here to help you.
    4.  Get involved
       ăFind things you enjoy and join in.
       ăAttend sporting events, school dances, join a club, run for Student Government.
       ăGetting involved is a great way to meet new people and to have fun.
    5.  Get good grades
       ăTurn classwork and homework in on time.
       ăWrite test and quiz dates in your agenda, as well as assignment and project due dates.
       ăIf you start to fall behind talk with your teachers and counselor about ways to catch up.
       ăVisit the Study Skills and Test Taking Tips page located on the Counseling webpage.
    6.  Stay healthy
       ăSet a regular bed time.  You need at least 9 hours of sleep each night in middle school.
       ăAvoid drinking caffinated beverages late in the evening.
       ăExercise regularly.
       ăEat a good breakfast before school.
    7.  Talk to your parents.  Let them know how your day went, what is going on at school, what you are learning and what you need help with.
    8.  Find an adult you trust to talk to when you have a problem.
    9.  Choose your friends wisely.  Define yourself!  Don't let others define you.
    10.  Come to school and have fun!