Hicksville Middle School Welcomes Incoming Sixth-Grade Class
Students and their families congregated in the Hicksville Middle School gymnasium for the annual sixth-grade orientation prior to the official opening of the 2011-2012 academic school year. Principal Mara Jorisch assured the new students that their time in the middle school will be a positive experience and introduced key members of the faculty, who will support the students in their future success.
“Our goal at Hicksville Middle School is for all students to experience success,” Ms. Jorisch remarked. “We welcome you to the next step in your academic journey.”
After being separated into color-coded teams, the students received pertinent information about lockers, the lunch program, after-school activities, and rules. They were also informed that their teams will be headed by the same group of teachers throughout their years at the middle school. The highlight of the evening occurred, however, when each student received a much-coveted agenda book and schedule. After examining and comparing their schedules with classmates, the students were free to explore the school, locate their lockers and classrooms, and ask further questions.