JHS Holds Freshmen and New Student Orientation

On Thursday, Jamestown High School held its annual Freshmen and New Student Orientation. The JHS Counseling Center sponsored the orientation.

“The Freshmen and New Student Orientation gives students an idea of JHS’ building layout through tours with JHS upperclassman. This helps students feel more comfortable in finding their way around JHS,” said School Counselor, Monte Lawson. “The orientation is also important as they meet with their school counselor and have an opportunity to see what their schedule looks like before the first day of school.”

After a group meeting, students broke into smaller groups with their school counselors. The counselors distributed important information about Jamestown High School including:  times to be at school in the morning, talking about block schedules and giving students the opportunity to go through their own schedule to better understand what classes they will be taking and where they are located in the building, the importance of attendance in their educational success, a discussion of the many activities and clubs available to students, and information about enrolling in the School Based Health Center. The students also toured JHS to help students feel more comfortable in knowing where the cafeteria, gymnasium, library, computer rooms and classrooms are in the building. 

Each student received a packet with important information about JHS to take home and had ample opportunity to ask their school counselor any questions about attending Jamestown High School. The annual orientation is an important way to welcome students, who are new to JHS, into the Red Raider family.  

posted on 09/02/2014 - filed under: Academics, Parents, Spotlight, Students