Shadow Days Offer New Students Glimpse of High School Life

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For the past few weeks, you may have seen younger students on campus in your class and wondered who they were. These students are current eight graders from surrounding middle schools who were invited to spend part of their day on our campus taking place in the affectionately named, “Shadow Day.”

Shadow Day is when the nearby middle schools George Y. Komure, August Knodt, and Great Valley come to Weston Ranch High School to spend a day to see how it is in high school. The plan is to get the 8th graders acquainted with the school and its classes. The 8th graders came here at 8:30 and attended a welcome meeting in the gym and meet their assigned guide. They then “shadow” their partner, go to brunch, second period, third period and lunch. The potential new Cougars take a short quiz about their experience.

Alleviating the anxiety and stress of a new school, especially a high school, helps the potential new students see where they are going and what it could be like, making this opportunity beneficial to both new students and teachers. The shadows get to see high school in action, so they have a positive experience and get the chance to see what the next four years may have in store for each one of them.