It is hard to believe that we have reached the halfway mark of the school year. It seems that it was just yesterday students were trying to figure out their locker combinations and where their classes were on the first day of school. At Pequot Lakes Middle School, we have core curriculum that includes the subject areas of science, math, language arts/reading, and social studies. In these subject areas, our teachers try to expose our students to rigorous curriculum that is relevant to the real world and helps prepare them for high school and postsecondary options.
Middle school is often thought of as the difficult years for children because of all the changes occurring. During the adolescent years students change from being primarily family oriented to more peer and social oriented. Adolescent hormones escalate, causing a variety of physical changes, emotional changes and rapid growth.