Dear incoming 7th graders, to succeed in your seventh grade year here at West Ridge Middle School, here is some advice from me and Milly:
Advice #1: Stay Organized
This year it is really important to keep your lockers and binders organized. My lockers were super messy, and it made it really hard to get from class to class on time. If you have classes that are far away from each other, I recommend getting a heavy-duty binder that carries most of your supplies.
Advice #2: Dress Out Quick
If you are in athletics next year, make sure to dress out fast so you won’t be counted tardy or absent. One time I got out late and Coach Cooley counted me as absent. Then, I got called into the office for skipping class. Also, if your last name starts with A-G, you need to be faster at changing than everybody else. If your last name is H-Z, you have more time to dilly-dally.
Advice #3: Pick Good Friends
Try to avoid being friends with people who talk a lot during class, because sometimes teachers blame you, and not the talker. Also, 7th grade friendships are always rocky and cause way more drama than intended. Don’t push the friends that you care about away from you.
Hope this will help make transitioning grades a little bit easier!