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Transition to Middle School: Presentation & Parent Roundtable Discussion 2/24/12

February 17, 2012 | Filed Under: Important News

Transition to Middle School:  Presentation & Parent Roundtable Discussion

Feb. 24th 6-7:30pm at Ching Auditorium, Chaminade University

February 15, 2012 – Parents for Public Schools of Hawai’I (PPS-HI) and the
Hawai`i Association of Middle Schools (HAMS) are holding an event for
parents who are wondering what to expect from middle school. The public is
invited to learn about the “middle school culture,”
excellent public middle schools, and what to consider when deciding between
public schools.

PPS Hawai’i President Lois Yamauchi notes that for many adults, middle
school was not an easy time of life. “Many of us remember our middle school
years as a kind of awkward, sometimes scary time of life. Yet, middle school
has changed since we were young. It does not have to be scary at all. This
is an opportunity for parents to discuss their fears with middle school
experts and other parents. Participants will learn about transition to
middle school and about excellent public middle schools.”

Parents for Public Schools of Hawai`i (PPS-HI) has sponsored tours of middle
schools since last fall, enabling parents to meet principals and
instructional leaders, to observe classes, to ask questions, and to compare
schools to find the best fit for their student.

Hawai`i Association of Middle Schools (HAMS) offers a variety of services
including the Middle School Conference, professional development, and Middle
School Newsletter throughout the year to support middle schools and

On February 24 from 6pm to 7:30pm PPS-HI and HAMS offer a presentation on
the transition to middle school at the Ching Auditorium at Chaminade
University. Parents will find out how to prepare their child (and
themselves) for Middle School. Get information in the Question and Answer
period. There will be a parent roundtable discussion about Honolulu area
middle schools recently explored  by PPS-HI Parent Middle School Tours.
There will be representatives from various Honolulu area middle schools,
including Jarrett, Washington, and Niu Valley.

Free admission.  Refreshments.  Children welcome, childcare provided.

Pre-register at the Parents for Public Schools Hawai`i website
http://www.ppshi.org by February 20th.

While on the website, parents are encouraged to join PPS-HI (free) and
complete a survey about family involvement in schools.