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Orientation held at CHHS

Features Editor

A large percentage of the 630 students who will attend Charles Henderson High School this school year were on campus Tuesday for orientation.

The Student Government Association sponsored the orientation and several members of the association assisted with the event.

The purpose of orientation is to get much of the necessary paper work behind the students before opening day.

Bobby Lee, vice principal said each student must bring an affidavit that verifies his or her address and a consent to search form signed by the student’s parent or guardian.

The students could pick up their schedule for the year, if they had the required affidavit, and purchase parking permits and rent lockers.

Locker rental is $5 and parking permits are $10.

Orientation for seniors was held during the 8 a.m. hour followed by orientation for juniors, sophomores and freshmen. The new faces on campus represented the largest turnout for orientation and many of them came wide-eyed and a little anxious, Lee said.

For most of the upperclassmen, the orientation was the first time back on campus since school was dismissed for summer vacation. Many of them took the opportunity to visit with friends and others bemoaned the inevitable.

"It’s too hot to come to school," one young girl said, laughing. "We should be at the beach, not sitting in a stuffy classroom with our noses in books."

The friends surrounding her agreed, but then added they really are looking forward to the school year, especially the excitement that comes with football season.

Classes will begin for city and county students Aug. 5 with the first football games set for the last weekend in August. The earliest vacation day will be Labor Day Sept. 2. After that, students will be school-bound until intersession Oct. 17- 11.