The 2014-2015 school year must be getting closer to its end! Our grade 8 students will be visiting LCVI during the 2nd and 3rd blocks on Thursday, June 4th.
There are 2 reasons for the visit. The first reason is to provide our grade 8s with a basic orientation of LCVI. While some of our students have older siblings who have attended LCVI, for many of our students this may be their first connection to the high school. The transition to high school is a wonderful step; however, it can also be a step with some nervousness. After all, some of our students have only known one school – having attended DGH from JK to grade 8. The visit to LCVI will give them a walkthrough of the school, give them a sense of what a high school looks like and how it operates and a chance to meet some staff. Through experience we have learned that the smoother the transition between elementary and secondary school, the greater the chance for all of our students to be successful.
The second reason for the visit (and a bonus) is to watch the Pan Am Games Torch Relay come through Lindsay. Our grade 8 students will get the chance to watch the torch go by and attend a larger celebration at Victoria Park. The opportunity to be part of something “bigger” is definitely not one to pass up.
Thanks to LCVI, Ms. Read and Mr. Hetherington for organizing this visit.