Back-to-school tips

Summer will soon be coming to an end and some of you may already be starting to pack up for school. In a couple weeks, campus will once again be busy with activity as students return. To help you get ready and make the best of the new academic year, here are some back-to-school tips from Miss Porter’s School:

orig_photo416729_4087685 copyGet organized. Use a personal planner and develop daily to-do lists. Keep your notebooks, folders, laptops, and backpacks tidy. Keep your work area free of distractions.

Stay healthy. Be sure to get enough sleep and eat a balanced diet. Also find time to do something fun or restful every day.

Get involved. Discover things that you enjoy, such as sports, clubs, arts, or service organizations. It’s a great way to meet people, develop passions, and have fun!

Make good choices. Don’t get caught up in things that distract you from your goals. Anything that does not benefit your vision of success does not benefit you.

Stay true to yourself. Begin by looking honestly at and accepting your strengths and weaknesses. Surround yourself with people who appreciate you for who you are.

Set goals. Goals should be specific, timely, attainable, and relevant. Remember that your world changes and evolves, so be prepared to review and reevaluate your goals.

orig_photo339683_3471078Be responsible. Take your role as student, daughter, athlete, artist, and friend seriously. Being able to respond to challenging situations at school or at home in appropriate ways is a sign of strength and maturity.

Build positive relationships. Seek out strong, encouraging mentors and peers. Some of the best role models are in your family, school, and neighborhood.

Communicate. Communication is the essential key to understanding in school and life. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of teachers, parents, or peers, and when answers are given, be sure to actively listen.

Unplug. When you “power down” (turn off your phones, laptops, iPads, televisions, and more), you allow more room for creative thought and reflection. Set aside connection-free time each day to improve your health and mental sharpness.

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Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like more info on back-to-school tips.

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