Jamestown High School recently held its annual Freshmen Orientation. The JHS Counseling Center sponsored the orientation.
“As counselors, we know that the transition from middle school to high school can be very stressful,” said JHS School Counselor, Ashley Noon. “Students are usually excited and nervous at the same time. Freshman Orientation was our opportunity to meet with our students, answer questions, help students understand their schedules and feel more comfortable navigating the building. We’re looking forward to a great school year and welcoming the Class of 2019 to JHS!”
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.