middle school

6 Ways to ROCK Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8, 2015 Make Teacher Appreciation Week an extra-special week of memories for your hard-working middle school teachers. Organize a week-long program that recognizes every teacher’s dedication and appropriately thanks them for everything that they do for your school and students. We have six cool ideas to totally “rock” your teachers  Continue Reading »

Ways to Protect and Store Your Middle School Mascot Costume

A mascot costume is a big investment for your middle school. Your mascot is a huge part of your school life; it is a symbol of your school pride that will bring memories for years to come. To help you get the most from your mascot costume, we have put together some tips to help  Continue Reading »

3 Ways to Build and Award Character in Your Middle School Students

What is your middle school doing to encourage and reward good character? This is a question many middle schools have to ponder and answer. Character education units in a health or social studies class are one solution. Pledge murals may be another answer. Some schools hang banners in hallways with character attributes. We’ve got a  Continue Reading »

How to Set Up A Candy Buffet for Your Middle School Event

Setting up a candy buffet at your Sadie Hawkins dance, Spirit Week, carnival, or other middle school event is more than just filling bowls with candy and setting them on a table for students. Follow these 8 steps to create an amazing candy buffet that satisfies every sweet tooth and keeps students coming back for  Continue Reading »

5 Easy Ways to Set Up A Middle School Photo Booth

Need a new way to liven up your middle school dances, carnivals, or parties? Set up a photo booth where students can have tons of fun posing for silly photos. Students will love these because the photo booth will give them a chance to let loose and de-stress, especially around mid-terms or finals. Use any  Continue Reading »

5 Fun Middle School Spirit Week Ideas

Is your middle school ready for Spirit Week? What are your middle school’s Spirit Week traditions? Whatever they are, use Spirit Week as a time to promote school pride, unify the student body, and make fun memories that your middle school students and teachers will cherish for a long time. Here are five fun Spirit  Continue Reading »

How to Put the FUN in Middle School Fundraising

Fundraising is something that almost every middle school has to do. And you have to do it every year, which can make it seem a little routine. We can help you put the “fun” back in fundraising with some fresh new ideas to either replace those cookie dough and magazine sales or complement them. Try  Continue Reading »

10 Things to Know About Customizing Your Products

Products that feature your school name and/or mascot are must-have items for any middle school. Follow these 10 tips and tricks to create custom products for your middle school.   Customization Steps 1. Choose the product you want to customize. 2. Pick your school colors. 3. Find your mascot. Seach our graphic library on andersonsmiddlezone.com  Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Middle School Graduation

Celebrating a middle school graduation can be anything from a formal ceremony to casual get together to simple function. We have five fun celebration ideas for you to try next June. Choose the one that fits your middle school’s needs, style, size, and traditions. 1. Traditional Ceremony Go all out for your middle school graduation  Continue Reading »

5 New Ways to Practice Character with Your Students

With all the social and peer pressures that your middle school students face, it is important to remind them of what they can do and be. Teach your students the importance of character and self-talk during Character Week. Use one character trait for each day of Character Week, and encourage students to practice that trait  Continue Reading »