High school orientation hoping to rid off nerves for future students

MARQUETTE — Local 8th grade students met at Marquette Senior High School today to get orientated on one huge life transition they will all be seeing in the fall, starting high school.

Students from Bothwell Middle School, Father Marquette, and several other local schools were welcomed to the high school by current students and faculty. After a brief introduction to some of the key staff members at the school, the students were brought to different classes to learn about the electives offered, athletic events, along with clubs available to join.

This annual orientation, gives students the chance to get over their nerves for the upcoming year.

“Well it’s a big transition, we have nearly a thousand students in this building and that can be a little intimidating for students at the time. For them to be able to come and see the halls, find were lockers are, find where a classroom is, it gives them that extra comfort so on the first day they will be a little more used to the school and know what they are going to see,” said Marquette Senior High School Principal, Jon Young.

The students were first greeted with some of the high school band students playing a couple songs for them and welcoming them into the gymnasium. Holding this orientation also gives teachers and faculty the chance to get acclimated with their potential future students as well.