ii Dear Student, Middle school is a wonderful, exciting adventure. Everything is new and different, bigger and better. As a middle school student, you will have more freedom, more independence, and more fun. This booklet will tell you exactly what you need to do to be successful in school. If you follow the ten steps presented in this book, you’re sure to have a great middle school experience! For the sake of simplicity, the term “middle school” is used in this book to refer to all middle schools, junior high schools, and intermediate schools. We asked several eighth grade students how to get the most out of middle school. You’ll find quotes from these students throughout this book. They have some excellent tips and advice for you!