Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 61. Be in school every day. Attendance is the #1 school success factor. “I try never to miss school. It’s such a pain to make things up.” Tyler, 6th grade 2. Get involved in school activities. Try to get involved in one or two activities at school. You’ll meet new people, develop new skills, and have fun. 3. Make friends and have fun. Being with friends is important, but don’t get too caught up in the social scene. “Go out of your way to be friendly, and don’t take things too seriously.” Michael, 7th grade 4. Do all of your homework. Keep up with your assignments—right from day one. “If you get behind, it’s really hard to catch up.” Sophia, 7th grade 5. Give your best effort every day. Work hard in your classes. You want to have a middle school record that you can be proud of! Tips for a Great Year