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August 20, 2013 - 3:30pm

Batavia HS hosts Transition Day on Sept. 5 for freshmen and transfer students

posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, bhs transition day.

Press release:

Batavia High School will be hosting a Transition Day for freshmen and transfer students from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Incoming freshmen, transfer students and pre-approved Link Leaders will be the only students attending school on this day. Upperclassmen should not attend school on this day.

The first day of classes for all BHS students is Friday, Sept. 6.

On Transition Day, incoming freshmen and transfer students will be participating in a freshmen transition program called “Link Crew." Link Crew is based upon a simple concept: linking freshmen with successful upperclassmen. While creating a sense of comfort for the incoming students, the Link Crew concept also addresses the attitudes of the upperclassmen toward the freshmen and respect for freshmen becomes the norm.

Schools today are different than ever before, as are students, families and communities. The transition from middle school to high school is one of the most difficult ones young people face, expectations are greater and schools are larger.

Research has shown that if a student makes it successfully through his/her first year of high school, he or she will have “made it,” and he/she can be expected to graduate. With this in mind, Link Crew has been developed as a program to help students make the transition with specific intervention and support from older peers.

Freshmen only will participate in an orientation training called “Link Crew Assembly” in the morning. Then transfer students, faculty and staff will join the BHS freshmen for lunch on campus. During the afternoon orientation program, all new students to BHS will meet their counselors, receive their schedules, locate their assigned lockers, walk through their schedules, visit their classes, and meet their teachers.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the BHS Counseling Center at 343-2480, ext. 2002.

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