FULTON – While current Fulton Junior High School eighth graders won’t become high school freshmen until the fall, the transition from FJHS to G. Ray Bodley High School has already begun.
The GRB administrative team and freshmen counselors welcomed the future GRB class of 2021 during a recent eighth-to-ninth grade transition night at the high school.
Students and their families learned about diploma requirements, academic requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the chain of command for high school issues and the registration process for freshman courses.
Following the information night, the eighth graders toured GRB to get a first look at where they will study during the 2017-18 school year.
Students excitedly viewed where their freshmen classrooms will be and became acquainted with their future high school.
Additional transitional steps will be taken throughout the remainder of the 2016-17 school year and the summer to ease the building shift.
In June, GRB students will go to FJHS for a panel discussion to offer advice and answer questions from the incoming freshmen.
In late August, the students will experience freshmen orientation, where they will hear school-wide opportunities and expectations.
Then, the students will tour the school, review their schedule and find their lockers.
The transitional process will near completion during Freshman First Day, where only GRB freshmen attend school the Wednesday after Labor Day so they familiarize themselves with the school day.
The next day, they will be joined by all upperclassmen for the start of the official start of the 2017-18 school year.
Both FJHS and GRB guidance counselors will be on hand throughout the transition to ensure a welcoming passage for all.