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.

jkarlin@nrsd.net
978-368-3309
fax: 978-365-6882
June News:

Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2 - Grade 8 DC Trip
Friday, June 9 - 7th Annual "Do it for Douce Relay" NRHS (6:00) 
Thursday, June 13 - Title 1 Parent Session (6:00)
                                  Rising 6th Grade Meet & Greet (6:30)
Tuesday, June 13 - Keith Munslow Comedian for Kids (9:30)
Wednesday, June 14 - Field Day
Monday, June 19 - Move up Day
                                      Grade 8 Recognition Night Ceremony & Dance
Tuesday, June 20 - Last Day of School (Early Release)

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
Keep on learning

Year in review: Your child has learned a lot in many different subjects, from language arts to math to science. Flash forward: By practicing skills during summertime, she can hang onto what she learned and gain even more knowledge. Try these ideas.

Read across the map
Print out a United States map, and hang it in a hallway. As a family, set a goal of coloring in every state by reading books or articles that take place there or mention it. If your tween reads a novel that’s set in Arizona or you read a magazine article about sightseeing in Georgia, fill in those states. Idea: At summer’s end, encourage her to pick a state and write her own tale about it.

Take math on the road
Have your middle schooler practice doing math in her head with this car-trip activity. Suggest that she add, subtract, multiply, or divide numbers she spots along the way. If she sees a sign for 7th Street and a 25 mph speed limit, she might multiply 7 x 25 or divide 25 by 7. To turn it into a game, let her call out the problem. The first person to answer correctly gives the next equation.

Create a science spot
Designate a corner for storing odds and ends—say, cardboard, index cards, and aluminum foil. When your tween says, “I’m bored,” see if she can figure out ways to use them in a science experiment or engineering project. Cardboard tubes could become a marble “roller coaster” to test gravity. Aluminum foil and index cards might be engineered into a shiny skyscraper. Have her research ideas online or in books.


Adapted from “Middle Years.”

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

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