Counseling Grades 5-8

Recommended Reading

Please note that a book has not yet been published that perfectly addresses each situation one encounters when teaching or rearing adolescents. We believe you will find relevant sections in each of these recommendations. However, you are the best judge as to what information is useful for your family.


  • Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy by Emily Bazelton
  • American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales
  • The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen, MD with Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Queen Bees and Wannabees by Rosalind Wiseman
  • Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads by Rosalind Wiseman
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
  • UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World by Michele Borba, Ed.D.


            Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Juul Fact Sheet

Standardized Testing

Students should arrive at school promptly in order to begin testing. The best preparation is to have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. If your child is sick, please call the Middle School office (461-2170) and let us know.

  • CTP5 - October 24-26, 2018

Academic Planning Calendar

Semester 1

  • Quarter 1 - August 9-October 12
  • Quarter 2 - October 16-December 14
  • Semester exams (7th/8th) - December 12-14

Semester 2

  • Quarter 3 - January 3-March 1
  • Quarter 4 - March 11-May 24
  • Semester exams (7th/8th) - May 22-24

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