HHS hosting orientation for upcoming freshmen

Published 9:27 am Monday, March 7, 2016

Hampton High School is hosting a special orientation event this week for eighth grade students who plan to attend the high school this fall.
All eighth grade students who plan to attend Hampton High for the 2016-17 school year, as well as their parents, guardians and families, are encouraged to attend Freshman Orientation on Thursday, March 10 at the HHS campus. Sign-in for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m.
“It’s an overview of all the requirements for graduation and a list of all the opportunities for enrichment that are available,” said HHS Counselor JoAnna Orr.
Students and their families who attend will hear about state requirements for graduation, athletic programs, student organizations, advanced placement opportunities, and the school system’s Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that are available such as health sciences, welding, agriculture and auto body repair.
“It’s a broad overview of all things Hampton High,” Orr said.
The presentation on graduation requirements and other pertinent information bill begin at 6 p.m. in the Van-Huss White Gymnasium, Orr said.
Tours of the Hampton High School campus will be conducted before and after the presentation. Teachers and representatives from various student organizations will be available to speak to the incoming students and their families.
Parents and students are encouraged to arrive early to schedule an appointment for an individualized “Intake Meeting” which is required by the State Department of Education for all entering 9th graders, Orr said.
“It is a requirement that they have an the intake meeting in order to get a schedule of classes for the Fall,” Orr said.
All students planning to attend Hampton High School are asked to provide proof of residency, such as a utility bill, upon arriving at Orientation and before scheduling the meeting, Orr said.
Additional event details are included in letters being sent home with current 8th grade students at Hampton Elementary and Little Milligan Elementary. Students attempting to enroll from any other elementary school need to provide a copy of current classes, with grades, and request that other records also be made available to the high school prior to the intake meeting, Orr said. A message from the “Skylert” system will be sent to the current phone numbers in the elementary schools’ database.
For further information, contact Hampton High School Counselor JoAnna Orr, or Principal Jeff Bradley at 725-5200.

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