Incoming freshmen and their parents invited to Denair High orientation on Feb. 9

Denair High School will host an orientation session on Wed., Feb. 9 for all eighth-graders who will be freshmen in the next school year. The students as well as their parents are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting, which will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Denair High gym.

School officials will explain the various academic and vocational programs and electives that are offered at Denair High. They will go over graduation requirements for the Class of 2026 as well as what is needed to prepare students to apply for four-year state colleges and universities. 

Booths representing Denair High sports teams as well as the many clubs and other organizations on campus will be set up and staffed by people with information.

Incoming freshmen – with their parents’ input and guidance – also will be able to start the process of signing up for their classes in the next school year.

There also will be representatives from various family resources agencies who can offer advice and referrals to health care and other providers.

Dinner will be served to students and their parents. The Coyote Cup of Kindness cart – operated by the special education students at DHS – will be serving drinks.

“Our goals for the evening are to not only inform, but excite our incoming freshman about all that high school has available for them,” explained Brittany Heinsaar, Denair High’s academic counselor. “Transitioning from middle school to high school is a big step, and especially for first-time students, a night like orientation can be very helpful. We want to create a space where families feel welcome, can get answers to any of their questions and to help make the transition easier for them as they embark on this next step.

“We very much hope to have both parents and students present. This is something for parents to enjoy in conjunction with their students.”

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