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Madison Metropolitan School District

Fifth to Sixth Grade Orientation

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As principal of Hamilton Middle, I want to welcome you and your child to an important chapter in their education and growth: the transition to middle school! You are receiving this newsletter because your child is currently in fifth grade and is enrolled in an elementary school that matriculates to Hamilton Middle.

Below please find an important list of items and dates for things that are currently taking place or will be coming soon as we work to welcome our new sixth grade students and their families.

Connecting at Elementary Schools

Our school counselors have shared this presentation with all fifth grade teachers at our elementary feeder schools. Teachers shared the presentation recently with their classes. The presentation gives a good overview of many important aspects of middle school including start and end times, transportation, student schedules, lockers, after school programs, and more. In addition, our two Hamilton counselors visited your child's 5th grade classroom in February to share more specific details about the transition and answer their questions.

Parent Orientation Opportunities

In February we held two virtual parent orientation meetings. Please read the summary of what was shared below.

Again, please be on the lookout for more information coming to you and your child over the coming weeks as we work to welcome our new sixth grade class to Hamilton Middle!

John Burkholder
Principal, Hamilton Middle

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Twin Day 2021

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Orchestra, Grade 6

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Unified Arts