Top Ten Keys to Success in Clinton Junior High School
#1 Sleep well. Teens and young adults should be getting 8 to 10 hours per night. Enough sleep is critical for your body and brain to function well.
#2 Eat right. Healthy and balanced meals give your body and mind energy to work well throughout the day.
#3 Do your homework/Study. All students should look over notes and, read, practices each night. Making it a habit to do your homework each night will help you practice skills and be ready for the quizzes and tests. It also helps to show your teacher that you care, which may come in handy when you need his or her help.Complete all assignments.
#4 Pay attention in class-Focusing and using class time wisely is one of the best ways to get ahead in middle school. Since you’ll be switching around from class to class, it’s important to pay attention and follow along for every minute that you can. Follow all expectations and rules. Ask questions.
#5 Get involved-Research shows that school involvement can be a big determining factor for your success.
#6 Think positive- Things are going to get tough and overwhelming at times. It’s important to stay positive and know that you CAN do whatever you put your mind to.
#7 Ask for help-Whether it is academic, social, or emotional help, there are adults at the school ready and willing to help you. Seek out and ask for help when you feel you might need it. Ask your teachers, principals and counselors for help we are always here for you.
#8 Stay organized- a little organization goes a long way in middle school. Writing down homework in a consistent place and keeping pages organized in the right spots will help you study, turn in work, and do better on tests/quizzes.
#9 Make goals-Give yourself something that you want to attain by the end of the marking term. Then, make a plan and stick with it to get there.
#10 Be an upstander- Be positive. Help others as you transition throughout your time in junior high school. Always let an adult know if you need anything.