SGHS, RVHS set orientation events for students

By Morgan McKinniss -

GALLIA COUNTY— Gallia County Local Schools are set to welcome freshman for the upcoming school year.

South Gallia High School

SGHS is hosting an open house Aug. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for all students and their families to attend. The event will provide a chance for students to pick up their schedules, talk with administrators and teachers, and learn what a regular class setting is like.

“The purpose of our open house is to familiarize our students with their upcoming schedules and the school building” said Principal Bray Shamblin. “This helps alleviate any questions or anxiousness regarding the beginning of the school year.”

Students entering junior and senior high will be entering a new environment this fall, and the event is geared towards making that transition as smooth as possible.

Students and parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions of teachers and staff during the open house. Starting Wednesday, Aug. 16, students can pick up their schedule in the office from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and during the open house. Chromebooks will also be available for pickup during the open house and the following day, Aug. 22.

River Valley High School is having a freshman orientation on Monday, Aug. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Orientation will happen during the afternoon, with Chromebooks being distributed at 5 p.m., a legal guardian or parent must be present to receive the Chromebook.

The RVHS orientation will provide a chance for freshman to get their schedules, play games, meet other teachers and students, and ask questions about transitioning into a new school building as freshman. A new program at RVHS will be implemented at orientation: a mentor-ship of freshman by upperclassman. This program is designed to help freshman acclimate well to high school and succeed.

“Freshman orientation is a great opportunity for our incoming Raiders to not only become accustomed to the building, but to meet their mentors, have questions answered about transitioning to high school, and hopefully develop some really strong relationships with their peers, upperclassmen, and their some teachers. We are very excited.” stated Aaron Walker, teacher at RVHS.

By Morgan McKinniss

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.