How To Survive Middle School


Delaney Sisney

Marin DeClue and Danika McDade

Middle school is a tough place sometimes. It has drama, crushes, puberty, friends, enemies, and much more! But middle school could also be a great place where you can make amazing friends and have bonds with your fellow students and teachers. Sometimes, you need someone to show you the ropes of middle school. So for the 6th graders and new students, this is how you survive middle school! 

  1. You need to make sure that you are respectful towards your teachers. Lots of times, kids are mean to teachers to try to be funny or cool, but they are adults and have the power. All that will happen is you will get a clipboard, lunch detention, or office referral.  
  2. Try your hardest to make good friends and if they are always making fun of you or making you upset, maybe try to make some new friends with the same interests as you, so that doesn’t happen as much.
  3. Don’t be rude to the older/younger kids at school. For you, 6th graders, lots of us will call you sixlets, but that’s just because it’s a tradition. Nothing personal, just a joke, so please when we are around, don’t be rude to us because then we won’t like you and it helps to have friends that are older than you. 
  4. If you need help, ask for it! School can be difficult sometimes and that’s why we have teachers. They are here to help us when we need it and to teach us. Also, make sure that if they do help you, be nice because you never know when you will need to have a good relationship with a teacher. 
  5. When you are in the hallway, just go to class. Last year, we were in the hallway a bunch in between classes, then we all got in a lot of trouble because we were disrupting the other classes. 
  6. If you are going through something, try to get a conference with Mrs. Rabbi, our counselor. She is a great help if you are ever dealing with something, or if you are worried about someone else who is dealing with something.

It’s not a lot of things, but it’s enough to get you through. It may seem hard at first but when you get the hang of the school, you’ll learn that this school is super fun, and we have great students and teachers. Also, you can make a bunch of friends that could last you a lifetime. So just try your hardest to be nice to everyone because you never know what someone is really going through or what you might go through and need someone! Good luck at Cherokee everyone and have a great year of 2019-2020!