JWMS Newspaper Club
Tips for 6th Graders & New Students by Ella M.
Updated: May 13, 2020
1. Do your homework!
You hopefully know that homework is ten percent of your grade. This may not sound like a lot, but it can save your grade or destroy it. Also, teachers generally give homework that is meant to be practice for upcoming quizzes and tests.
If you want to ace tests, study! This is especially important in foreign language classes. Some good websites for studying are Quizlet, Flexbooks, and cram.com. Old fashioned flashcards work just as well, and writing down what you’re studying can be extra helpful.
3. Join clubs
Clubs are a great way to meet new people and find new friends. They’re a chance to try something new and step outside of your comfort zone. Choose something you’re interested in, not just something all your friends are in.
4. Know your lunch pin
If you are buying lunch, you need to memorize your pin. Lunch lines are already super long, and if you have to wait for your pin to be searched up, it only takes longer. This makes it take longer for everyone in line, so it’s easier to just know it.
5. And about lockers…
You will have a gym locker and a hallway locker. It’s important to memorize your combinations, and always lock your locker; otherwise, your belongings might go missing, and not unlocking it every day makes it harder to remember your combination. If you have jewelry or something small that's valuable, make sure you store them away in your locker or consider leaving the items at home.