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What Students Worry About Entering Different Levels of Schooling

Hello FLMS staff and families!

Below is an abbreviated article about what students worry about. I hope you enjoy it.

Dave Patota

Principal

Freetown-Lakeville Middle School

 

What Students Worry About Entering Different Levels of Schooling

Three graphs in ASCA School Counselor present data on students’ biggest worries and struggles entering each level of schooling:

Entering elementary school:

Being away from parents – 28%

Learning to sit still and listen to teachers – 24%

Making new friends – 18%

Learning and following school procedures – 20%

Other – 10%

Entering middle school:

Peer issues and peer pressure – 20%

Adjusting to multiple teachers – 17%

Opening lockers – 16%

Managing time – 11%

Finding their way to classes – 11%

Other – 4%

Organization – 2%

Entering high school:

Homework – 20%

Peer issues and peer pressure – 18%

Finding way to classes – 14%

 

How to maneuver lunch time/accompanying social issues – 13%

Post-secondary planning – 11%

Extracurricular activities and choices – 9%

Opening lockers – 6%

How to access school services (nurse, guidance counselor, administrators, etc.) – 4%

“What Do Students Entering Your School Seem to Worry About or Struggle With Most?” in ASCA School Counselor, May/June 2014 (Vol. 51, #5, p. 40), no e-link available

Marshall Memo 537 May 19, 2014