Welcome to Middle School

Students in the Student Government Association recorded videos introducing middle school life for our rising 6th graders. They went over some of the challenges and highlights of being in Middle School. They also shared advice on time management, tips for study habits, and making the most of their time in middle school.

Teachers: Kelly Woodward & Joseph Neal

Students: Middle-school students at Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 I.B. School

Driving Question: What fears and questions do students have when entering middle school and how can we alleviate and address them?

Standards of Learning: (U.S. History and Social Science)

USII.1: The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship

USII.9: The student will apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries

The 5Cs:

  • Communication: Students expressed themselves by writing scripts and recording videos. 
  • Collaboration: Students worked together to brainstorm, plan, and create their videos. 
  • Citizenship: The videos support younger students who are joining, teaching them take care of one another and be kind and thoughtful.

Examples of student videos: