Westside and Wyoming County East high schools have each scheduled a day full of activities for all incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Attendance is optional, but strongly recommended, according to a spokesperson.

Westside High will host Renegade Academy Monday, Aug. 26.

Wyoming County East’s Warrior Academy takes place Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Both events will operate on the same schedule as a regular school day, from 7:20 a.m. until 2:48 p.m. Buses will make morning and afternoon runs. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The academies will kick off with Freshman Orientation at 7:30 at Wyoming County East and 8 a.m. at Westside. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting with their child.

“The meetings will cover many aspects of the high school experience,” explained Deirdre Cline, county schools superintendent.

“This will be very beneficial to our incoming freshmen to help them to be better prepared for high school, as well as provide them with valuable information they will need to know as they begin their school year.”

Cline said parents are also invited to attend a special workshop designed to help their child navigate high school.

Activities will also include distribution of class schedules, meeting teachers, locker assignments, guided campus tours, and school spirit workshops.

Students will visit each class and be introduced to homeroom/LINKS.

“High school can be an intimidating time in a student’s life,” Cline said.

“Our goal with these meetings is to help alleviate any worries or concerns by providing them information to make it easier for them to begin their classes with confidence and to enjoy their high school experience.”

Parents and freshmen will be provided additional information during the summer via postal mail, Wyoming County Board of Education’s Facebook and App, and School Messenger, Cline noted.

For more information, contact Robin Hall, assistant superintendent of secondary schools, at 304-732-6262, extension 1102 or at nrhall@k12.wv.us.

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