JSRHS offers freshman transition program

Knowing that the transition between middle and high school is a significant milestone in a young person’s life, John Stark Regional High School is offering a program specifically designed for incoming freshmen. We are John Stark! is a two-week program designed to provide an introduction to the school, continued practice and development of executive functioning, collaborative and other academic skills, as well as key social/emotional competencies. It is ideal for any incoming ninth-grade student looking to sharpen skills, engage in collaborative learning experiences, become familiar with our work-study practices and school norms, and have fun. Students who have struggled in eighth grade are especially encouraged to participate in the program in order to best prepare for a successful transition to high school. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn 10 service learning hours.

An enthusiastic team of teachers are organizing a variety of activities planned to help your child acclimate to their new school environment. These may include and are not limited to:

Social/Emotional learning activities (social skills, interpersonal relationships, building boundaries, respect and communication)

Executive functioning activities (organization, planning, study skills, time management, perseverance, flexibility and self-control)

Games, climbing wall, low ropes course, & trail walks

Visual Arts, Collaborative Arts (ceramics, painting, drawing & photography)

Building Woodworking (woodshop)

Creative & Reflective Writing

Hiking and Outdoor Activities

Session One: Monday-Wednesday, July 1 – July 10 from 8 a.m. to noon

Session Two: Monday-Wednesday, July 15 – July 24 from 8 a.m. to noon

Register online for either session one or session two at jsrhs.net, under “Recent News.”

Author: The Concord Insider

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