Principal Ryan O’Hara along with faculty and staff welcomed approximately 222 sixth graders to North Shore Middle School on Aug. 29.
It was an exciting time for the sixth graders, as they met their new principal and counselors, saw their old friends and were introduced to new peers from the other two North Shore elementary schools.
O’Hara expressed how thrilled he was to welcome his sixth graders to North Shore Middle School for the 2023-24 school year.
He reassured them that it was okay to feel both excited and nervous today. He stated that it was going to be a wonderful year of learning and opportunities for all.
For the sixth graders, he discussed their new schedules, teams, lockers and highlighted the tremendous number of prospects at North Shore Middle School including exciting electives, intriguing courses and expanded social circles.
During the orientation, the North Shore Middle School Counseling Department was available to assist the sixth graders.
Students took small group tours of the building and had the opportunity to see their classrooms, walk their schedules, open their lockers and ask important questions. They were invited back later in the afternoon with their parents and/or guardians to not only familiarize themselves with the building but also practice opening their lockers and decorating them.
In addition, the Middle School PTSO was available outside handing out boxes of school supplies.
On Aug. 30, seventh and eighth graders were able to get their school supplies.
We wish all of the North Shore Middle School students, faculty and staff the best of luck in 2023-24!