9:oo Monday morning several buses rolled past my windows and unloaded next year's 7th grade class. They came out laughing and joking, looking around wide-eyed and pointing around as they took in their new school for the next several years. Obviously were excited to come the the junior high to check out the school and learn about classes and activities that they will get to try next year when they become junior high students.
Every year students come from our feeder elementary schools Barnett (some of them), Foothills, Mt. Loafer, and Salem, to learn about what SaJHS has to offer them and to get them ready to sign up for classes. We put on a good show for them. The performing arts classes put on a show for them and they heard from some of the teachers about the elective classes that will be available. We also give them advice for next year from the mouths of actual 7th grade students who have now mastered junior high. Lastly, they are taken on a tour of the school led by our student council and Hope Squad who show them all of the must-know places in the building and give them the rundown on various teachers.
It is a great time and they kids really enjoy themselves. They got back on the bus at around 11:00 hopefully a little more excited and a little less nervous about going to a new school and dealing with the challenges of Junior High.