Incoming freshmen filled the halls at North Lamar High School on Tuesday at the Panthers FIRST (Freshman Individually Responsible for their Success Today) orientation.
Divided into small groups led by upper classmen, freshmen were led to various series of sessions designed to help make the transition into high school easier. High school teachers and faculty members spoke on informative topics that included Academic UIL, Organization and Note Taking Skills, Block Schedule and Grades, Campus Tours and Locker Location, Leadership, and Attendance and Tardies.
Between sessions the groups visited stations that consisted of the library, high school office, cafeteria, yearbook, and Career and Technology. Adult leaders shared pertinent information and trivia about their area then gave group leaders a puzzle piece for a rebus race. At the end of the sessions, the groups were to solve the brainteasers before being served pizza. Freshmen attending camp got to pick up their class schedules and given the opportunity to fill out class change forms if necessary.
The first day of classes at North Lamar ISD will be Monday, August 24 with students reporting by 8:00 a.m. At the high school, schedules have been mailed to all seniors giving them the opportunity to make changes before the first day of schools. A Panther Alert will go out to all sophomore and juniors giving them instructions on receiving their class schedules. All high school students will need to pick up their official class schedules in the ‘B’ gym beginning at 7:30 a.m.