Working together to transition freshmen & transform schools from the bottom up!
We have a Spring showcase in April that is geared towards our 8th graders. Each core content area and all electives and groups/organizations set up project boards. It showcases the core content areas with the path students need to take and all the groups available to the students. We also have free hot dogs, chips and drink and invite the whole family. The band plays, choir sings, drill team performs and all teachers are available for parents and students to talk to and ask questions. It has been very successful. Our first day of school starts out at 8am for freshmen and their link leaders (jrs and srs) (everyone else comes at 12). The students have a pep rally, do bonding activities, go around to meet the teachers and see where their classes are and eat lunch without the stress of all the other students.
Sounds like a neat idea. Thanks for sharing. I love the way it sounds like you bring so many different groups together.