Taking a tour of junior high
Fifth-grade students survey their future home
What are fifth-grade tours all about?
Its just a way to help the young kids, so they can do even better than you did, said Ryan Seaman, an eighth-grader at Lake Oswego Junior High.
Scads of local students transitioning to sixth grade in the fall have been taking a look at Lake Oswego Junior High, confronting their fears of the combination lock and of getting lost in a big, new school.
Eighth-grade tour guides wore black shirts that said Nexus on them in white lettering and waited for the newbies to step off school buses, directing the younger students with brightly colored signs. Nexus means a relationship or link between people or things, although eighth-grader Dylan Fisher said the meaning of Nexus is that the sixth-graders are the next us.
Last week, fifth-grade tourists visited LOJ from Lake Grove, Oak Creek and Forest Hills, and Hallinan, River Grove and Westridge fifth-graders recently took a gander at Lakeridge Junior High.
Im kind of excited, because theres lockers and a cafeteria instead of eating in your classroom, Lauren Manuguid of Lake Grove said.
Griffin Cooney of Lake Grove said he was looking forward to having more teachers. So, then, they dont get to know you as well, he said with a bright smile.
Griffin said hes confident about the locker situation. Ive practiced on different locks at my home, he said.
Michael Cady-Russell, a counselor at LOJ, gives the incoming sixth-graders a presentation on safety and respect. The older kids share stories about some of the scariest things that happened, and then how it really wasnt a big deal, Cady Russell said.
He added, I think the older kids giving information, being warm and welcoming helps put the younger kids at ease.Add a comment