ERIE MIDDLE SCHOOL
aren't we great?
Erie Middle School recognizes the unique and special learning requirements of adolescent students by offering a comprehensive and balanced program of study that meets their academic, social and emotional needs. Our goal is not only to prepare students for the rigors of High School, but to continue to foster a culture of learning and exploration that can be carried with them through life outside of the classroom.
Erie Middle School is a technology progressive school. Our 1:1 iPad program gives our students a foundation for being active and responsible global citizens in the 21st century. By incorporating the use of technology into the daily lives of our students and focusing on being responsible citizens in its use, we believe that we are providing a rich and successful formula for student achievement.
11/21 7/8 Boys Basketball vs. River Bend @ Erie MS - 4:00pm
11/26 7/8 Boys Basketball @ PLT - 4:00pm
11/27-11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Break
500 5th Avenue - Erie, IL 61250
with Mr. Birdsall, Middle School Counselor
5th Grade: Navonna Lopez 6th Grade: Max Milem
7th Grade: Kiera Ary 8th Grade: Triston Frieberg
So Many Changes
With the start of every new school year, one thing we can always count on is change. Students have new teachers, teachers have new students. Some employees have new leadership. 1st, 5th and 9th graders have a new building. Add the completed building projects to all of the usual changes and what do you have? So. Many. Changes!
Many people experience discomfort when faced with changes. The old familiar is comfortable. The unknown is uncomfortable. We humans are certainly creatures of habit! We tend to form opinions and judgments on the new stuff well before we have allowed sufficient time to become familiar with it. Here are some steps that can help make change tolerable:
Identify what you can and cannot change- When we feel overwhelmed we tend to struggle to accomplish anything. Separating out what we have control over from that which we do not, will help prioritize and focus our efforts.
Take care of yourself- Whatever we use to help us feel better, calmer and prepared to face each new day (exercise, down time, etc.) is even more important during times of change.
Challenge the reality of your thoughts- Many of us tend to catastrophize in times of high stress (dealing with change being one of those times). Challenging the thoughts that tell us we’ll never get used to this change or this will never work allows us to see the reality, which is that although it may be difficult, we will survive life’s changes and actually thrive because of them.
Identify what remains stable- When dealing with changes, it may feel that nothing remains the same. This is simply not true. Any amount of self-examination will provide evidence much stays the same and that we have solid foundations even in the midst of huge changes.
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