Locker Tryouts Mark Transition

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Incoming JWY sixth-graders had the chance to try out their new lockers and personalize them with decorations on a special day of transition on Aug. 27.

“It was great to see all of the incoming sixth-graders as they begin to build a home at the middle school,” said Principal Robert Haas. “The only thing better than seeing the excitement on their faces as they explored their lockers and the school, was seeing how much the students helped one another. It was a great way to kick off the new school year.”

“It’s been pretty good so far,” said excited sixth-grader Gabriella Festa, who was being assisted by her cousin Melissa Casey, a sophomore at the high school. “Gabriella couldn’t wait to come today,” noted Festa’s mother.

Several eighth-grade peer leaders were also on hand to guide the new middle school students. “We’ve been helping people all morning,” said eighth-grader Anthony Badalamenti, who was volunteering with his friends Brian Feddern, Michael Grogan and Eric Larsson.