• hstrickland@effingham.k12.ga.us


          Welcome to Ebenezer Middle School...Home of the Screaming Eagles!

                      Heather Strickland, Assistant Principal     


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    A Middle School Student - is a Very Special Person
    As a middle school student, you are in an age group that is both fascinating and complex. You are no longer a "baby," but you are not yet an adult. You are experiencing biological, physical, and behavioral and social changes. Relationships with your friends and family take on new meanings. This time period, called adolescence, can be joyful and painful at the same time. However, it is always a time of growth. You will be dealing with more complex intellectual tasks. You will be expected to behave in a more mature manner and you will be held more accountable for your actions. In other words, you are growing up. Use your natural curiosity, imagination, energy, and ideals to make your school an exciting place to learn and play.   
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    Middle school students are expected to be respectful and considerate of others. You and you alone are responsible for your behavior. Think of ways to improve your behavior—


    in your classroom

    in the lunchroom

    on school grounds

    during school activities

    on the school bus

    in your community

    If you need assistance in working on ways to improve yourself as a person, contact your counselor. The counselor is trained to help students resolve personal problems.

                                    Kid Jumping, Awesome

    Be Prepared: 

    If you use the suggestions listed below, you will be well on your way to "getting set" to succeed in middle school.

    Attend school every day and be on time for class.

    Stay organized, write down all assignments, complete all homework, and turn the homework in on time.

    Listen carefully, follow directions, and come to class with all the needed materials.

    Schedule time each evening to prepare for the next school day.

    Choose your friends wisely.

    Seek help from your teachers and counselors as soon as you need it, and don’t wait until you are overwhelmed.

    Involve your parents/guardians in your schoolwork and school activities.

    Participate in extracurricular activities.

                   ■ Improve your computer skills.