How to Get Ready for Middle School (Girls)

Hey, are you going to middle school? Whether you're a newbie or a returner, this article will help you.


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    Check your school's website. Look for school rules, enrollment dates, teachers names, etc. If you already know what class you are in, look for your teacher's name--so you will go into the classroom knowing how to greet your teacher.
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    Go shopping. Go with an adult (preferably female) and best friend. Shop for back-to-school clothes, supplies, makeup, etc. If possible, try the clothes on before buying to save a second trip back to the mall. Look for sales on school supplies in certain chain stores throughout the summer to save money.
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    Organize and pack your supplies. Write your name on all your supplies and your backpack. Label notebooks, folders, and binder sections with the subject you intend to use it for. Organize small items needed for class in your pencil box. Put everything you need in your backpack. If you are a returning student and your school requires an ID for lunch, don't forget to pack it.
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    Find a hairstyle.
    Get a mirror, hairbrush, comb, elastics, pins and clips, and hair accessories. Try out different styles until you find one you like. Go on YouTube to find inspiration from other girls.
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    Try on the clothes. If any don't fit, exchange them for the proper size.
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    Apply make up.
    Have a trusted female show you how to apply it properly. It shouldn't be noticeable or heavy; keep it light and natural. (Whether you wear make up or not may be between you and your parents. Try compromise with them.)
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    Paint your nails. If your school allows it, use nail polish. Learn how to give yourself a manicure and do nail art.
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    Set a bed and wake up time. Agree on this with your parents. You don't want to be late for school, so set an alarm clock.
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    Treat your acne.
    If you have acne, buy skin care products made for your skin type. Many products use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Try a product with a sulfur base if those don't help. Learn how to wash your face properly. It is important to stick to a routine.
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    Find a spot to study and do homework. Make sure it is quiet and that you have everything you need there. A desk with a chair and lamp would be great. If you do not have space for a desk, buy a bed desk so you can work on your bed. Keep the area organized to save time on looking for things you need.
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    To save time in studying, pay attention in class. If you pay attention, you won't need to relearn everything that night and will only need to go over what you didn't understand in class.
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    Change for gym class. Some schools have a locker and shower room. Change into your gym uniform and keep your things in the locker. If using a combination lock, turn the dial two times after locking to lower the chance of someone cracking it. If showering, bring a towel, shampoo, and body wash.
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    Use a locker. Some schools have lockers for students to hold their belongings. Keep the locker organized and clean. Decorate it to suit your style. If there are no lockers, pack only the things needed for that day to keep the backpack light. If you carry too much in your backpack, your back may hurt when you get home.
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    Have fun! Remember to smile when you're meeting new people. People want to be friends with someone that has a smile on their face!


  • Start preparing for school about one week before it starts.
  • Walk in with confidence on the first day. Don't be over-confident.
  • Don't worry about what people think about you.
  • Try to wake up a few minutes early. This is so because if something unexpected happens you may still be on time for school.
  • Get a lot of sleep a few days before school starts so you have enough energy. On the first day of school, wake up a little early than usual. Being early is always a good impression!
  • Try going to sleep according to your sleeping routine so your body gets used to it and you won't wake up feeling grumpy.
  • When you go to the middle school try to be confident and learn things then you will be alright.
  • Be prepared weeks ahead and have everything ready so you don't need to rush.


  • Try to keep a friend with you. A friend can help ease nervousness, and you can help each other get around the school.
  • Try not to cake on the makeup; avoid looking like you're trying too hard to impress.
  • Don't go overboard with accessories, shoes, shirt cuts, and length of everything.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer (optional)
  • Alarm clock - make sure it will wake you up in the morning!
  • Face wash
  • Makeup (optional)
  • New clothes
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume (optional)
  • Shampoo - if your school requires it
  • Body wash - if your school requires it
  • Locker decorations (optional)
  • School supplies (pens, pencils, erasers, backpack, folders, binders, highlighters, etc.)
  • Locker locks (some schools might give you locks)

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Categories: Back to School