Being involved in Middle School can be as simple as asking your student about their school day or as bold as volunteering once a week as a lunch monitor. Here are ten great ways to stay involved.
- Ask your students to tell you something they learned today; show your interest in their education by actively listening.
- Volunteer to count laps at the Viking Run in October.
- Volunteer to assist with an afterschool club. Share your expertise—for example, photography, chess, or video games.
- Attend school board meetings and the superintendent's community events. You’ll meet district staff and learn about key issues.
- Vote in school elections. Learn about candidates for school board. Talk to your students about the election and your vote, so they can see you exercise your civic responsibility.
- Look for grant opportunities then write a grant proposal to help fund music, sports or other financial strapped programs.
- Volunteer as lunch monitor. This is a great way to get to know your student’s schoolmates.
- Donate to Parent Club to help support teachers with supplies and other materials needed for their classrooms.
- Introduce yourself to 1 or 2 new parents when you’re at a school football game, softball game or curriculum night.
- Ask to see your student’s homework and have them explain it to you.