Principal's Welcome

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Unity Junior High School!

In middle school, students are faces with many new opportunities and challenges.  Middle aged students have lockers, they change classes, and they have more teachers to deal with.  Our school may be a little bigger and the coursework is usually more difficult.  Students also find that they are expected to be more independent, more focused, and more responsible than they were in elementary school.

Most students feel excited and a little apprehensive as they start at Unity Junior High School.  Students wonder if they will fit in, if they will like their teachers, and if they will succeed in their studies.

During this transition period, it is important to keep the lines of communication open.  Talk to your children and listen to what they say.  Let them know that you are there to help make the transition to junior high as smooth as possible.

This is not only a transition period for students it is also a time of transition for parents.  Your children are growing and changing, and you can see their focus shifting from their families to their friends.  As students become more independent and socially active, being a parent becomes more complicated, and often more difficult.

It is very important for you to be involved in your children’s lives during this time period.  You need to make sure your children are making good choices and that they are doing well in school.  Now, more than ever, you children need your guidance, encouragement, love and understanding.

The middle years are an exciting time of growth and change in the lives of young adolescents.  By believing in excellence for all students and accepting nothing less, we can use the middle years to build the strong foundation necessary for success at the next level.  Thank you for entrusting us with the opportunity to educate your children.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

E.E. Cummings