The middle School Transition can be one of the most challenging transitions in a child’s life, but with support, this transition can change from stressful to an EXCITING “rite of passage” for you and your child!
I assist students and teachers in the course selection process. Hungary Creek and Holman School Counselors will visit with 5th graders in January to discuss course selection. I work with students on making a smooth transition to middle school in classroom lessons, groups, and individual counseling. If you don’t know where your child is going to school next year, please go to: http://www.henricoschoolboundaries.com/
Below are some GREAT website resources for parents about MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION.
Other resources: Middle School Years Resources
IMPORTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION DATES:
You will need to go on PowerSchool to review recommendations made by your child’s teacher and make the official requests.
Holman Scheduling Meeting for Parents: January 11 6pm-7pm or January 12 9am-10am
Hungary Creek Curriculum Fair: January 18th 6pm-7:30pm (for parents and children)
Holman Middle Curriculum Fair: January 18th 7pm-8pm (for parents and children)
Parent/ Teacher Conferences: February 8, 2018
Course selection work window for parents: January 30-February 9
Course Selection Forms Due: March 14
*International Baccalaureate (IB)– If your child applied for the I.B. program at Moody Middle School they should STILL proceed as if they were going to Hungary Creek or Holman. Once a student finds out that he/ she has been accepted (EARLY MARCH), then the necessary changes will be made, as there is a different procedure for I.B. scheduling/ course selections.
Middle School Websites:
Hungary Creek – http://hungarycreek.henricoschools.us/
Holman – http://holman.henricoschools.us/
International Baccalaureate Program:
Application process begins in September for the following year. Students entering the IB Program from Echo Lake are zoned to go to Moody Middle.
Open House Flyer: 2b 2018-2019 Moody Open House
Video about Moody Middle School IB: Moody IBMYP
The IBMYP program considers the following when determining acceptance:
– MAPs (NWEA) recent test scores in math and reading
– Non-weighted GPA from 4th or 5th
– Two teacher recommendations from 4th or 5th
– Writing Sample