The winds begin to chill less as our school year progresses and we wave farewell to our seniors as they head off in their future endeavors and prepare our school for the most grand welcome we can muster to our eighth grade newcomers. On January 25th, 2016 Chaparral High School held an Eighth Grade Showcase to provide a welcoming image of the school for the incoming freshmen transitioning from middle school to high school. A plethora of classrooms all over the school were arranged to orientate the new high schoolers as to what they’ll be doing in their classes and what they can expect from their classroom experiences.
These classrooms, the art room or the computer room for instance, laid out stimulating activities for the eighth graders with the company of honors students. In the art room, honor students and the new freshmen doodled all over the art room tables covered in butcher paper while, in the computer room, the high schoolers-to-be were taught about the wondrous world of graphic design and tech. Chaparral, as a school, showed the eighth graders what Chap has to offer and what they are in for in the following year as they make the great transition from junior high. The whole school is excited to welcome its new freshmen, and hopefully, will come together to give them the best first year of high school they could hope for.