Good day, fellow students, parents, teachers. As we all know, moving up day for Haviland Avenue school and Mansion Avenue elementary school was a great success. Students got to visit the teachers in the next grade, find out what they would be learning the next year, and even get to take a tour of the school if they were new. But it was a different story for the sixth graders.
The sixth graders have to go and visit the High School, as that is where the seventh grade is located. I being one of these students, was able to experience this amazing trip.
It began with us walking into the large auditorium in the high school, after walking several blocks to get there. First, staff members such as Mrs.Bonvetti, Mr.Buchs, Mr.Corley, and Mr.Miller introduced themselves and talked about how exciting the High school is. Then, a panel of seventh grade students answered our burning questions that we had in mind about the next school year. After that we were sorted into our homerooms in alphabetical order by our last names, and then created a little chant for our class. My homeroom, being the first letters of the alphabet, came up with this:
“A, 100, A-A 100 (Our room number)
We give it our all, we give it our 100
Green and gold, We are the bold,
Beginning of the alphabet,
The best homeroom you’ve ever met,
R-O-O-T (Our homeroom teacher’s last name)
We are a team.”
Next we started the actual tour of the school, branching off into smaller groups. Our tour guides, made up of the seventh graders, showed us the basic classrooms that we needed to know, where our homeroom is, and different landmarks, such as the ramp, the water fountain “Bertha”, and other spots. They made sure we knew where we should be going for classes.
After a long morning of “exploring”, we were hungry, so we had lunch. Those who bought lunch were happy to find out that the food is fresh and new, as the food is made at the school. Mansion Avenue gets the food from the high school, and just has warmers. Also, for all of the future seventh graders, always have fifty five cents in your pocket for the BEST COOKIES IN THE WORLD! I pity the grades under us that still have to wait a while to go to the High School, especially with those cookies!
All in all, moving up day was great! We got to find the way around the High School, and learned the basics of the school. We even met our homeroom teachers! It was a great day.