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Cresthill New Beginnings

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Middle School is a very unique part of a student’s journey. It is full of new routines and changes. It’s a preview of high school.

All of this is why Cresthill Middle School hosts its New Beginnings. Parents of incoming 7th graders learn the ropes from last year's 7th graders and principal Sid Rundle. They hear about all of the little things that will make the transition to middle school an easy one. Parents hear from incoming 8th graders and Principal Rundle.

It all matters. No detail is overlooked. Parents learn about strategies for locker safety, backpack management, and what’s in the vending machines.

Principal Rundle know that success in middle school requires an all-encompassing approach. “You've got the heart, and then you've got really what we would refer to very generically as the soul. You cannot build sturdy human beings academically and intellectually unless you also address them emotionally.”

 
August 3, 2017 | By ccheline | Category:

District News

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