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Middle School

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Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning for PTOs and PTAs

Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning

PTOs and PTAs can play a substantial role in supporting STEAM and STEM learning at school. Our free guide has ideas for hands-on activities, tips for finding community experts, and much more!

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PTO Today Article

6 Keys to Middle School Involvement

Parent involvement in middle school is different, but still important. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Community Service

Community Service Ideas for Middle School Students

Community service for preteens and teens is becoming a requirement at many middle schools. Here’s how to make that volunteer time really mean something to your child.

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PTO Today Article

Middle School Event Ideas

Check out these school events and activities ideas that work at the middle school level.

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Middle School PTO Promo Poster

Use this customizable poster to spread the word about your PTO to your child's middle school.

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PTO Today Article

34 Success Tips for Middle School PTOs

No question, middle school is different from elementary school, and not just for the kids. These tips will help your middle school PTO or PTA thrive.

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PTO Today Article

National Winner: Still Making Middle School Magic

Our first two-time Parent Group of the Year winner adapts to changing needs of middle school kids and parents—10 years after first winning.

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PTO Today Article

Middle School PTO: A Blueprint for Success

An in-depth look at what works and what doesn’t in middle school, and how middle school PTOs and PTAs are different from elementary school parent groups.

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Free Download: Family Event Kit

How To Plan a Family Science Night

Spark an interest in science with more than 20 hands-on, kid-friendly experiments, plus customizable materials to promote your event, take-home activities, and more.

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Middle School

Adjusting to Middle School: 3 Keys for PTOs

To succeed as a middle school PTO or PTA leader, get out of the grade school mind-set, revisit your group's goals, and involve students in event planning.

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PTO Today Article

Dodgeball Tournament Is a Big Hit

An Oklahoma PTO taps into kids’ love of an old-fashioned game for big fun (and profit).

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PTO Today Article

Students Learn Business Skills at Ices Shop

A trio of PTOs gives students the opportunity to run a local business for a day.

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PTO Today Article

Defining the Role of a PTO

What role should your PTO play? That answer will change as the needs of your school community change.

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PTO Today Article

Bike Drive Energizes Community

By collecting and repairing bicycles for low-income families, PTO Today's 2009 Parent Group of the Year for Outstanding Community Service Project turned a simple annual event into a community-building exercise.

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PTO Today Article

Adjusting to Middle School Involvement

Ways to maintain an active role even after the kids get older.

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Middle School

Communication for Middle School PTOs

Middle school parent group leaders share the messages and communication strategies that have helped them build involvement.

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PTO Today Article

National Winner: Middle School Magic

Creating involvement at the middle school level can be tough, but Rosemont Ridge PTO has the magic touch. That made them PTO Today's 2004 Parent Group of the Year.

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PTO Today Article

Middle School: A Role for Parents

Involvement can be a harder sell in middle school, but there are still plenty of ways parents can participate.

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