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Middle School Tips!. Southwest Middle School Trexler Middle School Dixon Middle School New Bridge Middle School. What I wish I knew before starting 6 th Grade!. T-DAP Shots!!!!. ALL students must have their T-DAP before starting 6 th Grade!. The Night Before:.

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Middle school tips

Middle School Tips!

Southwest Middle School

Trexler Middle School

Dixon Middle School

New Bridge Middle School

T dap shots
T-DAP Shots!!!!

  • ALL students must

    have their T-DAP

    before starting

    6th Grade!

The night before
The Night Before:

  • Check your agenda to see what you will need the next day.

  • Set out anything you will need such as your band instrument if you have band the next day.

  • Plan what you will wear to school the next day.

  • Check to be sure your homework is done.

  • Ask parents to sign any papers or write notes needed.

  • Pack backpack and have it ready to go for the morning.

  • Go to bed early and get a good night’s rest.

The morning rush hour
The Morning Rush Hour

  • Stretch!

  • Bathe or Shower if you didn’t the night before.

  • Get dressed.

  • Eat Breakfast – preferably sitting down!

  • Do a quick mirror check to make sure your hair is neat and your shirt isn’t on inside out.

  • Grab your stuff and go.

Develop good habits

  • Develop a routine and stick to it.

  • Complete tasks in the same order each day to remember what needs to be done.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast each day. Good choices are toast with peanut butter, granola, an apple or banana, cottage cheese, and a glass of milk.


  • You will have the same lunch number you had at your elementary school, you can scan your ID or tell the lunch ladies your number.

Some supplies
Some Supplies!

  • Dixon, Southwest, and Trexler have AVID

  • Some schools use ONE 3 inch binder for all classes

  • 3 Hole Punch Pencil Pouch that fits in binder

  • Lots and Lots of Notebook Paper and Graph Paper

  • Pencils, Pencils, Pencils, Pencils, Pencils, and More Pencils

  • Black/Blue Pens

  • Highlighters

  • Colored Pencils/Small Scissors/Lots of Glue Sticks

  • Tab Dividers

  • Thumb Drive

  • Sheet Protectors

Dress code
Dress Code!



  • No Short Shorts (Not above fingertip length)

  • No Spaghetti Straps

  • No Offensive T-Shirt Logos

  • No Under Shirts

  • No Racer Back Tank Tops

  • No Holes In Jeans Above Fingertip Length

  • No Low-cut Shirts, No Half Shirts

  • No Sagging Pants

  • No Pajamas or Slippers

  • No Yoga Pants


  • You will have a different teacher for each class!

  • You will have a lot to catch up on when you miss school!

Core classes electives
Core Classes & Electives

  • Core: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

  • Electives: Art, Band, PE, Chorus, others may be offered at your specific school

Hall pass system
Hall Pass System

  • Sign in and Sign out

    everywhere you go!

  • Lanyards

Behavior system
Behavior System

  • PBIS – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

  • Follow all school and classroom rules

  • Chill-out

  • Lunch Detention

  • ISS

  • OSS

  • So Be Cool!

Report of progress
Report of Progress

  • 3 Week Progress Report

  • 6 Week Progress Report

  • 9 Week Report Card

Fun times may include
FUN TIMES may include:

  • School Dances!

  • Lunch on the Lawn

  • Spirit Days

  • Class Competitions

    And Incentives

  • Fundraisers

  • Pep Rallies

  • Athletic Games

Websites for more information
Websites: For more information:

  • Dixon Middle School: http://dixon.nc.ocm.schoolinsites.com/

  • New Bridge Middle School: http://newbridge.nc.ocm.schoolinsites.com/

  • Southwest Middle School: http://southwest.nc.ocm.schoolinsites.com/

  • Trexler Middle School http://trexler.nc.ocm.schoolinsites.com/