Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) hosted 341 incoming freshmen and transfer students on August 30 for its annual orientation activities. Students had guided tours of the high school, walked through their five-block schedules, met briefly with teachers and enjoyed an activities fair in the school cafeteria.
"Today calmed my nerves about the building," said ninth grader Jessica Cabibbo. "I now know where to go."
"I was able to figure out what routes to take to get to my classes," added freshman Madeline Green.
Freshman Autumn Tapley said she had never been in the high school before and was surprised how big it is. Izzy Galleo says he got to meet some new friends.
After walking through their schedules, the new students had an opportunity to sign up for sports teams, music and theater groups and academic, service and special interest clubs at the activities fair.
"I like helping out," Ms. Cabibbo said. "I was interested in the Community Service Club."
Orientation concluded with lunch.
On August 29, an evening orientation session was held for parents of incoming students. The event provided parents an opportunity to meet the high school administration and class sponsors. Information was also provided on the high school's vision and goals, programs, services and more.
Schools in the Colonial School District will open their doors to students in grades 1-12 on Tuesday, September 4.