Are you an eighth grader—or the parent of an eighth grader—who wants to learn about the high school experience? Then come to "Freshtival"—a May 8 event at Foss High School for a series of breakout sessions and booths where you can learn all you need to know about going to high school.
Freshtival, which runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m., is intended for all parents or guardians and their eighth-grade students in the district. This event, while located at Foss, gives eighth-grade students an introduction and overview of high school. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Faculty, staff members and administrators at Freshtival will help students and parents navigate through questions, concerns and uncertainties that may periodically arise about high school.
The district encourages student participation in activities that complement the academic program by providing opportunities for leadership development, pursuit of special interests and social interaction.
Freshtival features breakout sessions for both parents and students and information booths about clubs, classes and programs.
Some of the break-out sessions and booths available at Freshtival will be:
- What “credits” are and how they work
- Black male students club (“Brotherhood Club” for student-led support for learning)
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
- How girls can avoid conflict/impact of social media at school
- Graduation requirements
- Sports, activities and clubs
- Upward Bound, tutoring, HERO, College Success, mentoring, Hilltop Scholars
- Honors programs (i.e., International Baccalaureate)
- Music programs
- CTE programs (i.e., Marine Engineering, Web Design, Microsoft Office Certification; Careers in Education)
- Safety, order and discipline
- Thinking about college/post-secondary life
- Leadership program
Parents are encouraged to attend Freshtival with their eighth-grade student. For more information, contact the main office at Foss High School, 2112 S. Tyler St., at 253-571-7300.