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'Middle school' is much more than a name

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When School District 833's junior high schools become middle schools this fall, much more than the schools' grade configurations will change.


Students in grades six through eight will be part of a middle school system, which emphasizes relationships among students and staff.

Teams of teachers will work with the same group of students, and they'll meet daily to discuss students to learn what is working, and what areas a student may need help in.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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