David A. Brown Middle School

Skip to main content
En Español
Guidance & Counseling » Counselor's Tip of the Month

Counselor's Tip of the Month


“I can’t find my science book.  Where are my shoes?  I’m going to miss the bus!”

Sound familiar?  It seems that middle graders are often looking for things at the last minute.  This can turn your household into a noisy mess on school mornings.
Simple routines can help you began each day feeling calm and prepared.

The night before:
  • Gather books, homework, P.E. clothes, backpack, and other school items in one place.
  • Lay out clothes
  • Pack lunch or have lunch money in backpack
  • Set the alarm
In the morning:
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Leave the house at a set time to arrive at school 10 minutes before the 1st bell rings