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Mossy Creek helps pupils transition to middle school

Posted: May 15, 2013 - 9:52am
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Mossy Creek Elementary School Counselor Shari Hooper talks to pupils.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN
MICHAEL HOLAHAN
Mossy Creek Elementary School Counselor Shari Hooper talks to pupils.

Transitioning from fifth to sixth grade is more than just advancing in the academic ladder. It means the start of a new chapter at pupils enter middle school.

To help ease the transition, Mossy Creek Elementary School held a chat May 3 with its fifth-graders and parents to celebrate the pupils and give insight with what to expect.

As pupils ate breakfast provided by Waffle House, the school’s counselor, Shari Hooper, gave a short presentation.

“This is a new change in your life,” she told the crowd.

During the chat, she gave an overview of the developmental changes that comes with adolescence and how the pupils will mature in their thinking and way they see the world.

She also stressed the importance of parents staying close with their children to encourage them and to continue to be a great influence in their lives.

“Know where they are, protect their sleep, limit video games and TV, have the friends at your house,” she said.

Hooper reminded pupils that no matter what they face, they can rely on their parents.

“Your parents need to know what’s going on with you,” she said. “They can help guide you.”

   

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