ORIENTATION FULL OF LINDY PRIDE – From left, National Junior Honor Society member and seventh-grade student Sophia Vollmuth, incoming sixth-grade students Emma Colford and Ava Crosley with National Junior Honor Society member and seventh-grade student Natalia Zylowski. Photos courtesy of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District
Incoming sixth-grade students experienced their first taste of Lindy Pride as they attended orientation at Lindenhurst Middle School, held on August 28th and 29th.
The students and parents were invited to roam the halls so as to familiarize themselves with the layout of their new school. Principal Frank Naccarato gave a presentation in which he reviewed the school’s policies and expectations of the incoming class.
“You are no longer members of your individual elementary schools,” explained Mr. Naccarato. “You are now all a part of the same Lindenhurst Middle School family. I encourage you all to introduce yourself today to someone you’ve never met. They may end up being a friend for life.”
Dr. Ailene Cavaliere, coordinator of instructional technology and chief information officer, also joined Mr. Naccarato at the podium and the two explained the details of the district’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Naccarato’s presentation, the students and parents dispersed to enjoy a bagel breakfast provided by the school’s PTA and to participate in guided tours led by members of the school’s National Junior Honor Society. The school’s gymnasium was flooded with eager sixth-graders who waited with much anticipation for their opportunity to retrieve a personal Acer device in preparation of the first day of school.