Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition - (Page 24)

Middle Level Activities Making Transitions Tasteful Lead the effort to find an appropriate and valuable way to celebrate the move to high school J I M PATE R SO N P arents at one middle school in California last spring were fed up. They complained because they were spending more than $100 on events for their students' graduation from middle school. They were feeling pressure to buy expensive clothing, help with private parties, and rent limos. This school, like others nationwide, 24 leadership for student activities Marking the move to high school is not a bad idea, but it should be done thoughtfully. has severely curtailed such celebrations since then-and has asked parents to downplay them, too. While exciting and important, the transition from middle school to high school is garnering concern from educators and parents who think its celebration has become excessive, sends the wrong message, and encourages too much spending.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Leadership for Student Activities - January 2015, NHS & NJHS Edition

Editor’s Note
Questions & Answers
Take Note
From the Director
Building a Buzz
The Calm Created by Disruption
Giving Students a Voice
Middle Level Activities
Lessons for Leaders
Scholarships & Awards
Activities Exchange
Things to Do

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