MDE releases Mississippi Middle School Transition Toolkit

The Mississippi Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the Mississippi Middle School Transition Toolkit.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with the Association for Middle Level Education, Mississippi State University and Southern Region Education Board by Mississippi educators and leaders to provide families and schools with activities and information needed to effectively support students transitioning into middle school, during the middle school years, and transitioning into high school.   Guidance for developing a transition team at the local level is also included in the toolkit.

Each featured activity is included in one of five themed sections in the toolkit (i.e., communication, culture, instruction, family engagement and social and emotional learning) and is visually coded according to one or more transition periods.

To facilitate implementation, each public school in Mississippi that serves students in grades 6-8 will receive a color, spiral bound copy of the toolkit via ground mail.

The electronic version of the toolkit includes an interactive table of contents and is accessible here or by visiting the Academic Education or Secondary Education homepages.