For Parents

Parents and schools need to work together for the betterment of the students. Parents play an important role in providing support and building the confidence of their children. Parents should check some of the tips or activities they can use to develop their children’s confidence and improve their school experience.


Your middle school student’s number one job is to get the best education possible.  The question is “Will they do their best or just enough to get by?”.  Here are several ideas to help encourage your child to give school their best shot.

 ~  Keep it positive.  By the time most kids graduate from high school, they will have heard 15,000 negative words or phrases.  That is why children need to hear words of encouragement.  For instance, “You can figure it out,” and “You’re doing better.”

 ~  Show interest.  Let your child know you are interested in school.  Ask friendly questions, such as, “Hear anything interesting today?” or “Meet anyone new?”  This keeps the lines of communication open.

 ~  Reward progress.  Find ways (other than money) to reward your child’s efforts in school.  For example, a sleepover or a pizza party can mean a lot to middle school students.

From the March 2105 MMS Parent Newsletter 


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