Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation & BBQ

August 30th was a beautiful sunny day when new Principal Rob Dennis and Assistant Principal Rachel Green welcomed the incoming Viking Sixth Grade Class of 2017-18 to North Shore Middle School. Students were greeted by the middle school administrators, faculty and staff and participated in an orientation. It was an exciting time for each of them as they met their new principal, saw their old friends, and met new peers from the other two elementary schools.

Principal Dennis prepared them for their first year of middle school by explaining their team colors and schedules as well as highlighting the tremendous amount of opportunities at North Shore Middle School including exciting and challenging courses, expanded social circles, and the 6th Grade Greenkill Field Trip!  He discussed that his students will get a better understanding of ‘Who Are You’ and ‘Who Are We’ as they take the journey through middle school.

Additionally, Principal Dennis reiterated the school ethos, Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns, and assured his students that, “North Shore Middle School is a place where everyone feels that they matter, where everyone takes the time to care about the individual needs of others, and where everyone feels safe and inspired to learn.”

During the orientation, seventh and eighth grade students were available to help their younger peers take a tour of their classrooms, open their lockers, and participate in fun meet and greet games.

At noon, everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ sponsored by the Middle School PTSO and took part in a 6th grade photo with their new MS Principal Dennis and Assistant Principal Green! We wish all of the six graders the best of luck!

Article and photos by Shelly Newman

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