Dee Evans – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS just hosted its annual freshman orientation at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. Orientation consisted of a presentation by the administrators in the auditorium and a display of the various club booths in the cafeteria. Over 1,200 parents and students attended at least one of the sessions.
Orientation began with speeches from the administrators letting the incoming freshman know what will be expected of them during their time at the Ranch.
In Principal Craig Little’s opening speech, he emphasized the goals for the school while also giving helpful advice to incoming freshman. “LRHS is a big school, but no matter how big we get I want us to always feel small. I want our students to succeed and feel they belong. The best way to do that is to be involved. Join a club or an organization. Get involved in sports. Find a way to participate,” Little stated.
At orientation, incoming freshmen were able to explore the many ways they could get involved through the club booths in the cafeteria. At the booths, the new Mustangs and their families could learn about all the different clubs offered at the Ranch.
After orientation many new Mustangs still had mixed feelings about their first day.
Freshman Presley Long said, “I’m nervous but excited for my first day. I’m mainly nervous about lunch but getting to see all of the clubs and opportunities at the school was really exciting.”
Freshman Claudia Casaine also said she is nervous but excited for school. “I’m just scared about getting lost because of the big campus, but I feel better now seeing all of the other nervous students that are in the same boat as me,” said Casaine.
The first day of school is Aug. 13 so for more information on homeroom locations, the student ID policy, dress code, and much more, students and parents are encouraged to check the LRHS website.