Eighth-grade year is a pinnacle year where you see our students transform into the leaders and the self-advocates that we we have been watching them grow to become.
The student government -- it's about 10 people,
Alumni representative, Spirit Director, Community Relations Director -- I'm a secretary.
I just got elected last week as Historian.
And we try to help the school become better and make this really a fun experience for everyone.
They take on the role of being mentors and models to our younger students.
And the eighth graders get a little buddy because you're the leaders of the middle school.
I just met with my buddy, his name's Jabbar in kindergarten.
You can help other kids through school and tell them like tips and tricks. I definitely took that with my little buddy.
Athletics are a really good way to like get to know people when you first come here. I enjoy being a goalie for the soccer varsity team.
By eighth grade, our students have truly lived out that arc of development, and they are ready socially, emotionally academically, to begin that search process to find the school that is the best fit. That could be a public school, a private school, a parochial school, it could be a boarding school, or a day school.
Through the supportive process of going through the applications with our outplacement team, our Langley students in our eighth-grade families, we all collaborate together to make sure that our students are supported on this journey, and that they choose the school that is the best fit for them.