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Middle School Transitioning

Transitions can be difficult for everyone, but for young people one of the most difficult transitions is the one from elementary to middle school. At the same time that young adolescents are adapting to hormone- induced physical, emotional, and cognitive changes, they suddenly enter new educational environments that are typically less nurturing, larger, more departmentalized (e.g., going from one classroom to another), more competitive, and more demanding academically. Middle school students are generally expected to be more independent and responsible for their own assignments as well as other commitments. 

Resources for Middle School

It's My Life deals with life and the stuff that we deal with every day.It's My Life is organized across six topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money.

Who You Want 2 Be is a website through Centerstone, a community-based behavioral healthcare provider, that provides information about problems that teens may face and offers resources to help with these problems. 

How can we help?

As school counselors, we are able to help your child adjust from elementary to middle school. We can discuss many topics such as stress, adjustment to a new school, friends, homework, tests, and much more. We are here to help our students succeed in multiple facets of their life while they are here with us at Smyrna Middle School.
For more information, please take a look at our powerpoint from Coffee with the Counselors.