Judy Karlin

Welcome to the Luther Burbank Middle School guidance website!  As the guidance counselor for grades 6, 7, and 8, my role is to help support students in their social, emotional and academic well-being.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child's middle school experience.

fax: 978-365-6882
March News:
Tuesday, February 27 - Pick-A-Time Opens
Monday, March 5 - Rising Freshman Academic Night - (6:30) NRHS 
Friday, March 9 - No School - Full Day Professional Development     
Monday, March 12 - Trimester 2 Grades Close
Thursday, March 15 - Early Release (11:30) 
                               Parent Teacher Conferences (12:30-3:00 & 6:00-8:00)                         
Friday, March 16 - Early Release (11:30) Parent Teacher Conferences                                      (12:30-3:00)
Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23 - February Vacation
Friday, March 23 - Report Cards Issued
Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24 - School Play "Mirror Image" (6:30)                                                                       MRE Auditorium
Thursday, March 29 - Honor Roll Breakfast - (7:00 A.M.)

High schools to consider:

Charter Schools:

Abby Kelley Foster School: http://www.edline.net/pages/AbbyKelleyFosterCPS
Advanced Math and Science Academy: http://www.amsacs.org/
North Central: https://www.ncces.org/content/index.php
Francis W. Parker: http://www.parker.org/pages/Francis_W__Parker_Charter_Esse
Planning for Standardized Tests

    When your middle grader takes a standardized test, having a plan will boost his confidence and help him do his best. Here are strategies to use every step of the way

The week before...
   Encourage your child to try his hardest on practice tests. Even if they’re not graded, the results can reveal what he needs to brush up on. Suggest that he try to figure out where he went wrong on incorrect answers and ask his teacher if he’s not sure. This may prevent him from making similar mistakes on the actual test. 

The day before...
    Being well rested and well fed can keep your tween focused and alert. Before bedtime, help him plan a breakfast with protein and whole grains. You might hard-boil eggs while he sets out a cereal box, bowl, and spoon. Then, he’ll need a good night’s sleep (at least 9–11 hours). Tip: Have him pack a healthy snack like an apple, whole-grain crackers, and water, if allowed.

The day of...
   Your middle grader should think carefully about how to approach different types of questions. If he’s given a passage to read, he might skim the questions first so he knows what information to focus on. For multiple-choice math problems, he could solve first, then look to see if his solution is among the choices—if so, it’s likely correct.

For more information, please feel free to contact the guidance office at                   978-368-3309. 

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