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Ananda Bhatia, Features Editor

Before heading back on Aug. 15, there are a few things everyone should keep in mind.

Summer Assignments

Go online to find out what the summer homework is for each class.


AP Euro Jumpstart Aug. 7-8 from 9-11 a.m.

  • Attending is highly recommended since this is the first AP class available.

Yearbook/ID Photos and locker assignments

  • Seniors Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Freshmen Aug. 5 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Juniors Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Sophomores Aug. 6 from 1-3 p.m.
  • Makeup Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Student Night Aug. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Freshmen Orientation Aug. 14 from 7:45-10:30 a.m.

First Day of School Aug. 15 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

  • There is no late start on the first day.

Sports and Activities

In order to participate in a club, sport or activity, a participation form must be filled out.

It is also extremely important to turn in information from a physical if you haven’t done so within the last year. Students will not be permitted to practice otherwise, and there can be consequences for missing a certain number of practices.

Counseling Assignments

By last name:

A-G Kristi Dixon

H-M Kevin Halfmann

N-Z Tom Holt

Grades and Schedules

Make sure to create a StudentVue account in order to view schedules and check grades.

  • The same website provides access to the ParentVue account, where parents can view the same information and add money to lunch accounts.

Schedules will also be handed out the first day of school before class. Students must attend the classes listed on that schedule, even if there was a mistake. Visit the school website for schedule changing information.


If you are driving to school:

If you are riding the bus:

If you are being dropped off:

  • The school website says that “Parents should drop off and pick up their students on the south side of the building by the gym. Parents are asked to enter through the northwest entrance off 175th Street located next to the soccer fields.”

School Supplies

Most teachers will hand out a syllabus with the listed required class materials during the first week of school. It is best to wait to buy all of the supplies and only come to class on the first day with basic necessities:

  • backpack
  • pens and pencils
  • lined paper
  • planner
  • one folder or binder

Don’t buy several folders, notebooks, or binders until all of the lists of course materials are passed out. The same goes for expensive purchases such as a calculator.