Sixth-graders at Highlands Middle School in Fort Thomas had an “Amazing Race” getting to know their way around their new school before the start of the year. It was all part of the school’s Transitions program, which provided students with eight activities to complete, each one designed to take them a different part of the school, allowing them to get familiar with the building before the first day of class. Eighth-graders, in matching white shirts, acted as guides helping the new students complete each task.
Above, One group of Amazing Racers sorts trays with letters taped to them in the cafeteria in order to spell “Highlands Middle.”
Eighth-graders Haley Coffee, left, and Mariah Nuree guide sixth-graders Brett Mayes, Robbie Gabbard and Nick Biltz through logging onto the school’s website in the computer lab.
Incoming student Jacob Stieritz learns how to open a locker, a new experience for most middle-schoolers.