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  • April 11, 2019 - Black Hawk 5th Grade Family Welcome Night, 5:30-7:00pm 

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Start getting to bed early! Middle school starts at 7:35 AM!  Arrive by 7:20 if you want to get some breakfast.

The Black Hawk Safe Arrival Line is 204-4371.

Digital Awareness for Parents
The digital world is constantly evolving with new social media platforms, apps, and devices, and children and teens are often the first to use them. Some negative things that may occur include cyberbullying, sexting, posting hateful messages or content, and participating in negative group conversations. If your child posts harmful or negative content online, it may not only harm other children; it can affect their online reputation, which can have negative implications for their employment or college admission. While you may not be able to monitor all of your child?s activities, there are things you can do to prevent cyberbullying and protect your child from harmful digital behavior:
- Monitor teens social media sites, apps, and browsing history, if you have concerns that cyberbullying may be occurring.
- Review or re-set your child's phone location and privacy settings.
- Follow or friend your teen on social media sites or have another trusted adult do so.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest apps, social media platforms, and digital slang used by children and teens.
- Know your child?s user names and passwords for email and social media.
- Establish rules about appropriate digital behavior, content, and apps.

Middle School . . . A Time of Change

Success in middle school sets the stage for success in high school, college and in life!

New Opportunities…

  • meet new people

  • develop new skills & interests

  • gain a sense of identity and independence

  • think about his or her goals for the future

Middle school vs. Elementary

  • More friends/classmates/teachers

  • Meet new students from other schools

  • More independence…and responsibility!

  • Rapid physical and emotional changes

  • More social & extracurricular events

How parents can help

  • Set up a study space in your home

  • Help your child with organizing materials

  • Help your child learn good social skills

  • Encourage your child to get involved

  • Stay on top of your child’s schoolwork

  • Be an active parent, check in with your child

Have more questions? Just ask!

Black Hawk Office    (608) 204-4360

Ms. M - School Counselor     (608) 204-4374

Counselor: Christine Maharajh ccmaharajh@madison.k12.wi.us
Instructional Coach: Kate Jorgensen kjorgensen@madison.k12.wi.us
Special Ed. Program Support Teacher: Brandon Jones bajones@madison.k12.wi.us
Bilingual Resource Teacher: Kathlen Zuniga kzuniga@madison.k12.wi.us
Robert Nienhuis Flores ronienhuisfl@madison.k12.wi.us
School Social Worker: Angela Baerwolf arbaerwolf@madison.k12.wi.us
School Psychologist: Meg Olson meolson@madison.k12.wi.us
MSCR / After School Coordinator: Viola Miller vjmiller@madison.k12.wi.us