SAU No. 5
Superintendent James Morse
36 Coe Drive
Durham, NH 03824
For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Oyster River High School to Hold Summer Boot Camp for Incoming Students
DURHAM — To help ease the transition for students entering high school in the fall, Oyster River High School will hold a “boot camp” orientation this summer to answer questions and share programming information.
Students and parent/guardians can choose to attend the boot camp on either Monday, August 13, from 4-7 p.m., or Tuesday, August 14 from 12-3 p.m.
During the three-hour event, workshops will provide students and parents/guardians with insight and assistance related to several important topics about the transition to high school, which may include:
- Overview of the freshman orientation program
- Assistance in creating a preliminary four-year plan
- Outlining potential career options
- High school courses
- Review of graduation requirements
- Available academic support systems
- Setup and use of PowerSchool for academic monitoring from home
- Additional academic opportunities offered at ORHS to upperclassmen
“We understand that that entering high school is a big step for students and we want to help freshmen and their families make this a seamless transition,” said Heather Machanoff, kindergarten through grade 12 Counseling Director. “We recommend that families sign up for one of the boot camp sessions to address questions or concerns prior to the start of the new school year.”
All incoming freshmen will receive information about how to sign up for a boot camp session at the end of July.
Once registered, students and parents/guardians will be provided registration codes to access Naviance — Oyster River High School’s career search and college application platform — and will be encouraged to log in and familiarize themselves with the system.
Students who register for the boot camp are also invited to watch Oyster River High School’s welcome video here.