"This is a gr8 site just bullying really bad at my school
"I think this is a great way to find the right school for my child
"I'm 11 yrs old and Im starting my first yr of middle school in a NEW STATE
AND NEW SCHOOL. Im not used to the school.I will be walking into the
school alone and wont be able to find nothing.Im scared.these tips kind of
helped but Im SCARED!!!
"Bullying. It is cruel. Not enough is being done about it.I am very
disappointed with the schools tolerating this kind of behavior.If they
can't do there job then fire them."
"Its great that all kids are helped."
"I have been going to Middle School since 6th grade. I have switched
schools and am now going to Junior high. Being in school is so much
fun!!!!! i love the basketball games and all my friends just hanging out.
No advice. Just try to keep up while having fun!"
" This sounds like it can be very helpful. Adjustment to a better level of
"I am a 5th grader and going into middle school next school year. I am
excited yet anxious. Actually I've been dying to go to middle school. My
friends say take the time to enjoy all the easy fun stuff now they also
say your first year will be tough. Because in 6th grade you have to study
more in order to ace test and many of my A student friends did not get A's
on their first report card so I have to focus. But I think this site
prepared me more for what I didn't already know."
"Excellent website! Thank you all!"
"I am a fifth grader and don't think that a girl like me will have to worry
to much about middle school. But I do want to be prepared for whats ahead.
This website gave me a heads up on the future. I wont know where it takes
me but i will have a bit of an idea at least."
"i love this website but i wish it had more results"
"I have a sixth grader that has been held back for his maturity level is
I also want to mention he is on medication for his condition and finally
we have a combineation that works. What can I do to help him play ccatch
up? It seems he missed the basics from 3rd grade to 5th grade. His
comprehintion is below and math skills are below. With that and his
maturity level low I want to help him through the summer. What work books
could you recomend that I get to help him. "
"Practical points for parents headed into the middle school years. The issue
of bullying and now cyberbullying has many parents worried. As you suggested
the 'buddy system' works well when kids have the option to connect with a
friend. Often though, kids find themselves facing bullies either while alone
in the halls or when they return home at the end of the day. Cyberbullying
(bullying through text or instant messages or through threatening messages
on a social media site like Facebook or MySpace) now comprises a growing
number of bullying incidents. In addition to the ideas presented here I
6 Signs of bullying:
1. Reluctance to leave home. If your normally social child chooses to stay
home rather than go out with friends, it may be because of a bully. Bullying
can occur at school as well as at off campus social events.
2. Missing activities. Declining to attend extracurricular activities may be
a sign that your child is being bullied.
3. 'Drive me, please!Ã¢â‚¬Â� A child who pleads with you to drive him to school
rather than taking his normal bus route may be trying to avoid
confrontations on the bus. With a load of twenty-plus middle schoolers,
bullying can easily go unseen on bus trips.
4. Unexplained cuts or bruises. If your child canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t offer a reasonable
explanation for the appearance of any unusual marks on her body, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s time
5. Increased sadness or anxiety. Adolescents tend to be moody; however, a
sudden increase in crying outbursts and anxiety levels could be the result
of a bully.
6. Steadily decreasing academic performance. A dip from 95% on one test to
85% on the next doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t warrant a full-scale investigation. But repeated
low scores, missed assignments, or comments from your childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s teachers
about declining performance are signals that may mean there are bullying
issues at play.
Even if you suspect your child is being bullied, the question of what to do
about it can be a difficult one to answer Ã¢â‚¬â€œ especially if your child
hesitates to communicate with you. Yet there are three things you can do to
unearth a problem that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t require a flood of details directly from the
"Wow This Really Helped Me Alot...Thanks So Very Much I Hope That When I Go
To 6TH. GRADE I Wont get into trouble but i will make alot of new
"My son will be starting Middle school in August and I am worried about
bullying and my son being overwhelmed at a new school. Please help me feel
"I have not been able to find any info on schools other than academic info.
I live in a suburban area known for it's good schools, but in trying to
find a good middle school I am more concerned with the extent of violence,
drug and alcohol problems and teenage pregnancy (because the academics are
already covered). In spite of the good academic standing of my daughter's
school, I hear that there are frequent police visits and many behavior
problems. The profanity I hear is shocking and I believe that many, many
of these kids are sexually active. It's my understanding that the other
jr. high schools in the area are just as bad. We have an open schools
district and I believe I can even take her to another district, but how
can I find out about the social problems of a particular school?
"My child has been attending this school and the way they are treating us
is like a remarkable way. The schools give my child many education and
homework. My child once said this, ' I LOVE every school and homework!!!!
I'll say, GreatSchools.org is the BEST WAY to find SCHOOLS!!!"
"This is really good but is there any way that you are able to make a page or two for the middle-schooler and how to get from class to class in uder 4 mintues or what ever most schools give a child to get to and from a class. Tank-you very much but other than that it is really good and by the way I am a child that is in 5th grade about to go to middle school. But thank-you very much."
"Thank you so much for such a great website! It's very reassuring to have Great Schools to inform and connect us with other parents with similar concerns. Now that I've found you I don't know what I would do without you! Your tips for Middle School, which I have just read, are fantastic. My son will start Middle School next year. I did not go though the American school system myself so I didn't know what to expect. Your tips have helped me have a little insight. It's very reassuring to be able to find answers on your website whenever I need them. Again, thank you."
"Well it did help alot since i am going to middle school in 2 weeks "
"This information was very helpful
Espesially the parts about bullying and things like that.
Thank you very much, now i know how to keep safe in Middle School!"
"I thought this info on middle school is pretty outstanding!!!"
"Excelent article. Good tips that help overcome the nervousness of going to middle school."
"Great article -- good review for upcoming changes.
However, it would be even better if sent out a little earlier, before school has actually started, to allow time to actually DO the things mentioned. ;.) "
"I am a first year middle school parent. This article prepared me in ways I hadn't had time to think about. I printed a copy to send to school for my daughter's homeroom. I'm certain it will be a blessing for others as well. Thanks for your insight and abundance of information."
"The article was very helpful. my daugter is in middle school. Thank you."
"Great article, thanks for your constant 'reading my mind articles' - although my daughter is in PRE - K, already on my mind! "
"im mariah mansfield im 11 yrs old and going into the 6th grade nervous and excited at the same time.Im frightened of being bullied and scared if i can keep up with the middle school work. I need some advice and please, quickly!"