Moving up: Grades 6 and 9 students welcomed during Early Entry Day

Photo of BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White assisting a student during Early Entry Day.

BCPS Interim Superintedent Verletta White shows a student how to use his new locker during Early Entry Day at Dumbarton Middle.

Imagine being a Grade 9 Eastern Technical High School student arriving for Early Entry Day, the first day at your new school, and encountering this supportive group of cheering students and staff:


Ease those first-week jitters? Definitely.

Team BCPS middle and high schools greeted Grades 6 and 9 students Aug. 30 for an orientation day designed to put assist students during a time of transition.

Here are some of the day’s highlights:

The Dulaney High marching band and cheerleaders were there to welcome Grade 9 students.

At Deep Creek Middle, Grade 6 students were treated as rock stars. Cheers as they walked through the halls.

Students had a chance to meet their peers. Many volunteered to help guide students through their first day at their new schools, including at Towson High and Owings Mill High:

Grade 9 students learned about extracurricular opportunities. Here they are signing up at Parkville High:

Middle school students tried out their new lockers, including at Sparrows Point Middle:

At Dumbarton Middle, Interim Superintedent Verletta White greeted students and staff. She also visited with Grade 9 students at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology.

At Middle River Middle, staff were thrilled to welcome students:

Elementary school counselors were at middle schools helping their former students transition. Glyndon Elementary school counselor Ashley Hoff was at Franklin Middle:

At Woodlawn Middle, students met their teachers.

At Northwest Academy of Health Sciences, students were greeted with handshakes and had a chance to dine with their friends, both old and new.

We will welcome all students back on Tuesday, Sept. 5. And after Early Entry Day, students entering Grades 6 and 9 are more familiar with their new schools.


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