Members of the Class of 2019 will be able to participate in a freshman transition program August 10 and 11 at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.
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. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. This is in addition to the traditional Freshman Orientation, which will occur on August 14.
"High school is a time in a student’s life where they will be making important decisions that will affect the rest of their lives," she said. "Getting a good start to those years will help them be better learners and be better prepared to graduate successfully from high school. We want our students to feel good about our schools and be comfortable in their new settings. The additional time in the schools before the regular school year will help with that."
During the course of the two-day program, the students will learn 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 learn how to develop positive relationships with each other and school staff, play games, have an ice cream social, learn about high school life, and have discussions about their concerns, anxieties, and needs as they move into high school. In addition, they will learn good study skills and habits that will help them be successful in high school.
Those attending should bring their identification and wear the required uniforms.
For more information, please contact your student’s school. The first day of the 2015-16 school year is Monday, August 17.