2018 - 2019
Welcome to Middle School. The transition from elementary school to middle/secondary school can be an exciting, yet challenging one. Students suddenly go from being the “seniors” of the elementary school to the “newcomers” in the secondary school. In addition to the change of buildings, your child is going through many other physical, emotional, and social changes.
Our middle school faculty is ready to guide your new seventh grader as to the mysteries and complexities of middle school. To do this with as little stress as possible, we have planned an Orientation for all upcoming grade 7 students only. This will take place, Wednesday, August 8, one day before regular classes begin. That day at 9:00 am we will officially welcome your middle school student into the 7th grade. Students should wear the official uniform that day (please see Academics-Uniforms for information on official uniform). Students will be introduced to the middle school faculty and staff. They will receive important information about books, locks, uniforms, classes, etc. Students will be divided into their homerooms. Homeroom teachers will show them the building, give them their schedule of classes, and assign locks/lockers. The students will then follow their official class schedule for each of their classes. They will meet their teachers, learn about books and supplies and get a taste for each aspect of 7th grade life. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am.
Middle school students will be taking a series of exploratory/elective classes. All students are required to take Physical Education at least twice a cycle. They will also be given the opportunity to “explore” various classes such as cooking, computers, art, leadership, and study skills. Each of these will meet twice a cycle for at least one marking period. Students will then be able to continue or change to a different set of exploratory classes. In this way we hope students will better understand their interests and be able to choose high school electives more effectively.
Please encourage your seventh grader to read the summer books assigned for both English and Spanish classes. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (787) 843-2048.
Middle and Upper School Bell Schedule:
8:00-9:25 Period 1
9:50-11:10 Period 2
11:15-11:50 Lunch (7th and 8th Grade)
11:50-1:10 Period 3 (7th and 8th Grade)
11:15-12:35 Period 3 (9th – 12th Grade)
12:35-1:10 Lunch (9th – 12th Grade)
1:15-2:35 Period 4
2:40-3:05 Homeroom/Activity Period
(Courtyard Announcements every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.)
Summer Reading: Each grade level has English and Spanish summer reading books. Please encourage your child to read these as they will be evaluated on them when we return in August. A list of the summer reading and the supplemental books to be read during the academic year is in the Secondary Office.
Activities: Our school has recently been very active in extracurricular activities and we hope to continue this year adding to these. Clubs will soon begin their promotions; students we encourage you to please join our Clubs!