School life is taking a step back to a pre-covid era, a fresh start for a handful of students. Incoming seventh graders at Henry Moss Middle school were given a taste of middle school life with the Future Dragon Days event. Former students came to help out, saying this is a valuable event.
“I know if I was a seventh grader, it would definitely have been a lot helpful,” said Warren Central High School student Kelsey Turner.
The purpose of this event Thursday and Friday was to get participating students a step ahead, as they become familiar with the building, and meet some classmates and school staff. This comes as these students are also stepping back into more of a normal learning environment, meaning the experience is new in more ways than one.
“With Covid happening, it was definitely a weird experience from all the talks I’ve had with high schoolers and middle schoolers,” Turner said.
Get to know you games, touring the school building and educating students on the available resources at the school were some of the ways students became acclimated to their new school. This was the inaugural year for this event.
“Coming out of the past two school years has been different, so we’re really looking forward to getting back into a more normal routine and welcoming in our new seventh graders,” said Moss Middle School counselor Katie Whitney.
Welcoming them in through providing a comforting learning experience, as the incoming Dragons spread their wings.
“We really want to try and help them make new friendships, so that on the first day of school, they have some familiar faces in the building, and they’ll feel a little more comfortable about coming to middle school on that first day,” Whitney said.