New-student orientations to get the year started right

NEIGHBORS

August 19, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Students new to Northeast and Chesapeake high schools and to George Fox and Chesapeake Bay middle schools will be heading to school next week for student orientation programs.

Northeast will offer a two-part student orientation program for incoming ninth-graders. The theme of this year's program is "High School . . . a Giant Step."

The first part of the program is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Freshmen and their parents are invited to come to meet new Principal Roy Skiles, the administrative and guidance staff, and members of the ninth-grade teaching team. After a short meeting, visitors will break into small groups to learn about school policies, procedures, and the responsibilities of high school students. Student handbooks will be distributed.

Tours of the school will be offered.

To ease the freshman transition, only ninth-graders will report to class at Northeast on Aug. 29, the first day of the fall term.

After an assembly in the auditorium, freshmen will go to their homerooms, pick up their schedules and meet their teachers. The lunch period will be extended to allow students to learn more about activities, clubs and programs at the school. Upperclassmen representing the student government, peer facilitators and the honor society will be available to assist the new students and to prepare them for a pep rally scheduled at the end of the day.

All students will attend classes on Aug. 30.

* Chesapeake High will have its ninth-grade orientation meeting starting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium.

Principal Harry Calendar will introduce the administrative staff and guidance counselors.

After a short meeting, ninth-graders will receive their homeroom assignments and fall schedules will be distributed. A mini-day will follow where students will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and meet their teachers. Those unable to attend the orientation can pick up their schedules on the first day of school.

Freshmen should report to the auditorium on Aug. 29.

* George Fox Middle School will have its new student orientation at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Principal John Brown, the administrators and guidance counselors will explain the opening day procedure to sixth-graders and their parents.

Tours of the school will be available.

* Chesapeake Bay Middle will offer a new-student orientation at 9 a.m. next Friday.

All incoming sixth graders as well as new students in grades 6 through 8 and their parents are invited to attend.

A quick note to all high school students: School time has changed this year. The new hours are: 7:25 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

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The Raymond P. Kelly Council 10966 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Beachcombers Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Aug. 27 at St. Jane Frances hall in Riviera Beach.

Tickets are $7 per person and include chips, pretzels, beer and setups. A limited cash bar and games of chance will also be available. Music will be provided by a disc jockey. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Proceeds will be used for maintenance projects at St. Jane Frances Church.

Information or tickets: 360-3717.

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Roy Poole, a former show business and night club entertainer, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road.

A gifted soloist, pianist and guitarist, his concerts range from country to the classics of gospel music.

The concert is free. A love offering will be taken to cover Mr. Poole's expenses.

A nursery for children under 3 will be provided free of charge.

Information: 255-3168.

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