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Incoming Freshmen Learn the Ropes at Proviso’s Freshman Transition Program

August 25, 2016 09:04 AM
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The Class of 2020 in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 attended the fourth annual Freshman Transition Program at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy on August 15 and 16.
 
More than 550 students attended the sessions at all three schools. The Freshman Transition program is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the support that they will need for a successful start to their high school careers, said Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of District 209. This is in addition to the traditional Freshman Orientation, which took place on Friday, August 19.
 
"Getting a good start to the high school years helps students be better learners and be better prepared to graduate successfully from high school," Dr. Rodríguez said. "The additional time in the schools before the regular school year will help our students to feel good about our schools and be comfortable in their new settings."
 
During the course of the two-day program, the students learned tips for becoming a successful high school student, different ways to get involved in activities at their school, and how to begin preparing for life after high school. They also learned how to develop positive relationships with each other and school staff, played games, had an ice cream social, learned about high school requirements, and had discussions about their concerns, anxieties, and needs as they move into high school.
 
For photos of some of the activity from this year's Freshman Transition Program, please click here.
 
Welcome to Proviso, Class of 2020! 
 
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