Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 More things to organize In middle school, students have more classes, more teachers, and more homework. To keep up with everything, you need to be organized. “Using a planner keeps me organized. I use it to record my assignments—and anything else I need to remember.” John, 7th grade  Changes in you Middle school students come in all shapes and sizes—and most students grow and mature a great deal during middle school.  More independence and responsibility Middle school students are expected to be responsible enough to handle the additional freedoms they’re given.  More social events There are more games, dances, and social events in middle school. Some students feel that there’s also more social pressure. “Find friends who have the same interests as you, and who like you for who you are.” Mia, 8th grade