MCHS’s 8th Grade Orientation
What time is it? It’s back to school time! It’s time to get in gear with our new kids on the block, our 110 eighth graders specifically. On hand, during our eighth grader’s orientation, we had our Principal, Mrs. O. Candidate, our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. J. Steele, and other great administrators and teachers present for this wonderful event. The thriving and eager new eighth graders, along with their supportive parents had an opportunity to hear about the amazing year planned for the Mitchell County High Eagles 2017-2018 school year. We are expecting a great year from our students not only academically meeting the goals set for the year, but expanding our horizons in every area of the student’s lives social emotional learning. The eighth grade academy students will be sharply dressed with the standard dress code of a plain white, red, or navy collared shirt with khaki twill pants or shorts (no more than two inches above or below the knee), with a belt worn at all times. Since, the jackets must be plain without emblems, logos, or hoods, the students will have access to a Royal Blue Academy Jacket for a $40 cost that will leave them warm during those cold times of the year. These Academy Jackets can be purchased by placing an order in the front office.
With many of the great resources available to the students, they will have access as they transition from the middle school to the high school with student’s activities such as joining the chorus or band, along with getting in physical shape during our weight training class. Also, they will have access to other enrichment classes such as, ELA, Science, Social Studies and Robotics. The other academic classes will include, Math, GA Studies, Physical Science, Agriculture Science, and Reading Horizons to help them prepare to meet the standards for the GA Milestone later during the year. Finally, after discussing the goals set for the year such as focusing the curriculum that is challenging and helping the students prepare for the real world, improving Lexile scores, reading comprehension, non-cognitive, academic behaviors, and transparency with the parents, the students will have an opportunity to be tiered based on academic needs. As a result of the rigorous program for the year, all students will have developed a post-secondary plan that prepares them to be college and/or career ready. Get ready! Get ready! The new 2017-2018 academic school year is in session.