Thornton High School’s newest batch of eighth-graders will be welcomed with a bit of fanfare and plenty of helpful information next week.
The school is hosting the annual Eighth Grade Info Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 7.
“We want to make sure they feel welcome, and get all the information and help they need — both students and parents,” Principal Jennifer Skrobela said.
Starting a new grade level can be exciting and frightening for a student, especially when making the jump to high school, she said, regardless of whether they are advancing from a typical middle school or a K-8 school.
Instead of offering a formal presentation, Skrobela said she will be wandering the halls alongside new students and parents, answering questions, giving directions and alleviating any worries they may have about starting high school.
The students will be given a passport directing them to different areas of the school and introducing them to various clubs and activities. There will also be some giveaways of prizes throughout the evening.
Several of the school’s groups will perform for the incoming freshmen, giving them a glimpse of some of the opportunities available through high school extra-curricular activities.
“It’s exciting making the jump to high school,” Skrobela said. “We look forward to each new group of students.”
Parents who are unable to attend, or would like information before the evening, can visit the school’s webpage at www.thorntonhigh.org. The High School Transition Guide provided on the website offers parents information, including frequently-asked questions, that they may want to bring up at the event.