On August 29th, 2019 people flooded into the Highland High School building where freshman orientation occurred. It was fabulous! Kudos to all the upperclassmen and teachers who were welcoming and super helpful for us awkward freshmen. If you weren’t there you missed out. But don’t worry, I’ll fill you in.
As freshmen arrived we were cheered on and welcomed (loudly). Even though we won’t admit it, it was nice. Everyone got a name tag and sat on the bleachers to be introduced to certain teachers and staff. There were fun and empowering games to get to know other people in our grade and make new friends.
After our time in the gym we went to meet our Link Crew. We got to know everyone in our group and we got to play even more games. We found out information about clubs and our teachers. Our locker numbers and combos were given to us along with our schedules. Afterwards there was a grand tour! We got to find all of our classes and say “hi” to other Link Crews!
In the first week of school, the freshmen had a meeting with a few counselors, the principal, vice principal, and our school officer. They spoke to us about grades and being responsible with devices and such.
On September 6th, all the freshmen reported to the cafeteria during 7th hour to get our Link Crew together! After everyone was outside sitting in our individual sections Snack Attack! began. There were loads of games and activities that we played and at the end we won one pack of cookies! Each team had one of the Link Crew leaders run up and pick a pack of cookies for each team to share. They were delicious!!
Now you’re all caught up with the beginning of the year for freshmen! So far so good, right?