Dear Parks Junior High Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! The entire Parks Junior High School staff is committed to the success of our students and aims to create a positive, safe, and exciting learning environment.
As Panthers, we are most proud of our students. Parks’ students care, and although middle school can be a difficult transition, academically and socially, Parks’ students try their hardest to contribute to the safe, positive, and engaging environment Parks is. Our students do their best every day to overcome obstacles and challenges. Parks’ students are some of the highest performing students in Fullerton. We have engineers building robots, scientists collecting data, musicians, writers, historians, singers, and so much more. From the Parks band to the choral program, students have opportunities at Parks. Our students are future leaders, and Parks’ Student Council is one representation of how our school prepares students for future jobs in leadership. We are the only junior high school in the Fullerton School District who offers an after school sports program, and our students thrive on these types of opportunities! Make sure to check the Parks website because you will see all of the remarkable opportunities that students have at Parks Junior High School.
A look at the Parks “team” above should tell you one thing — we care about kids and we care about their education. Welcome to Parks Junior High School! Be sure to check out the other parts of this website so that you can see the whole picture. Also, don’t hesitate to drop me an e-mail if you have a question or something to share.
Middle school is an exciting time, but it can also be challenging with the increase in workload and the social adjustment to being on a larger campus and having multiple teachers throughout the course of the day. Panther parents and students, I encourage you to do the following so you thrive in middle school:
Communicate with staff and other students in a respectful and positive way.
Ask questions, examine possibilities, and challenge yourself to find solutions. Think outside the box.
Surround yourself with positive people.
Get involved with clubs, leadership, and sports.
Contribute to our school community in a collaborative respectful manner.
Parents, please make time to do the following:
Ask your child specific questions about what he/she did at school each and every day. For example, “What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?” or “Tell me about your science experiment.”
Stay informed about your child’s performance on homework, tests/quizzes as well as attendance. Your interest and concern in his/her school progress will motivate them.
Communicate with your child’s teachers and other staff members to establish a successful home/school connection.
I am looking forward to an amazing school year. Go Panthers!