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Pressure-free first day

The Francis Howell School District held its annual Transition Day on Aug. 4 for incoming sixth-graders and freshmen.

The day is specifically set aside to provide guidance to students transitioning from one level to another. It also helps students become more familiar with their new schools before older students arrive. Sixth-graders and freshmen were the only students in the schools, giving them a chance to meet new people in their grades and learn their way around the school.

Students went through an entire school day, starting with an assembly where the students met the principals and other staff members. Students then got the chance to eat lunch at their new school and find their classes and lockers.

Mentors also were available to answer questions for students and play ice breaker games to help students feel more comfortable.


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