Seventh Graders Visit Aaron High School
By Rebecca Bacon, Speech-Language Pathologist at 45th Street
When Aaron School students finish 7th grade, they transition from their 45th Street building to the 30th Street campus for grades 8 through 12. This is a large change for those students who have been enrolled at Aaron School since Kindergarten and only know the 45th Street building.
While transitions can be tricky, Aaron School faculty help students feel comfortable, confident and prepared for this change. On February 16th, the 7th graders went on a special field trip to visit the 30th Street campus. They received a tour of the beautiful state-of-the-art building, led by two high school student ambassadors. They were able to see classes in action on all four floors: they considered college prep ideas in Life Skills, learned about animal dissection in Biology, and even picked up a few handy words and phrases in Spanish class. One seventh grader felt particularly inspired by a math class and expressed his excitement to start learning algebra!
A few of the current high school students hosted a Q&A session to answer questions about their school schedules, coursework, extracurricular activities and student experience on campus. They talked about their flexible out-to-lunch privileges, exciting school dances, clubs and interest groups that meet during the school day, and much more.
Our 7th graders this year were especially interested in Drama Club, which recently put on a successful production of The Wizard of Oz. The high school students demonstrated tremendous leadership and school spirit, serving as role models to their younger peers, many of whom will be joining them in September.
To end the visit, our 7th graders officially joined the Falcon community! The Aaron School Falcon is the high school’s mascot and it symbolizes freedom, intuition, ambition and bravery – all character traits that our students strive to embody. The 7th graders decorated their own falcon magnets to bring back to the 45th Street campus, many of which were hung on their lockers in anticipation of graduating to the high school in the coming months.
If the smiles on their faces and excitement in their voices were any indication, our 7th graders are definitely eager and ready to move to the next exciting stage of their academic journey at Aaron School.