Area Students, Schools Get Ready For New Year

Incoming Jamestown High School freshmen visited their new stomping grounds on Wednesday to receive their schedules, tour the school and hear from older students about the life of a high schooler. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

From kindergarteners to high schoolers, students all across the area are gearing up for the start of the new school year .

On Wednesday afternoon, Jamestown High School freshmen took a tour of the building to find out what life will be like as a high school student during a Freshman Orientation. The students received their schedules, heard from administrators and got some advice from upperclassmen.

Julie Zaffalon, high school guidance counselor, said the orientation helps students acclimate to the school. Finding their way around the building can be a challenge, but having a day to walk around and get used to it is helpful, she said.

“We have a power point that describes the whole building … and their schedule,” Zaffalon said. “Then they can spend the rest of the day and tomorrow coming in with their friends to do their schedule again and again so they know where they’re going.”

See tomorrow’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.