Students in Amityville’s class of 2022 began their secondary journey on Aug. 25 as they gathered at Edmund W. Miles Middle School for seventh-grade orientation.
The school will welcome approximately 220 seventh graders this September. They received an introduction to the place where they will spend the next three years of their lives.
Administrators spoke to the students and their parents about the expectations of middle school. They reviewed topics such as the course offerings, grading system, dress code, electronics policy and lunchtime procedure. Students also learned about the sports and after-school activities that are available, including a new robotics club.
Principal Edward Plaia held a raffle, picking tickets and awarding 10 incoming students with black and red canvas bags filled with goodies such as an Amityville T-shirt, a novel and school supplies. All students took home a binder and a marble notebook.
Before leaving, the seventh graders received their schedules for the 2016-17 school year, and were able to tour the school to find the location of their classes.
Mr. Plaia said that orientation is designed to ease anxiety for the students as they transition to a new school. “It was great to see the excitement on the faces of our incoming seventh graders,” he said. “I welcome them to the school and wish them much success.”