The Sixth Grade Experience

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Fifth-graders from all six elementary schools recently visited Northport Middle School or East Northport Middle School to get a better understanding of what their new school and experience a day in the life of a sixth-grader.

At Northport Middle School, fifth-grade students from Norwood Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Bellerose Avenue and Dickinson Avenue Elementary schools visited on a designated day and explored classes, spoke with current students and asked questions about the building and life as a middle schooler. They also participated in icebreaker challenges, a question and answer session with their soon-to-be guidance counselor and took part in a building scavenger hunt to get to know their surroundings and some current middle school students.

East Northport Middle School had fifth-graders from Fifth Avenue, Pulaski Road, Bellerose Avenue and Dickinson Avenue Elementary schools also visit their building where each incoming sixth-grader was paired with a current sixth-grader for the day. The students toured the school and went to classes with their buddy who showed them how it feels to be in middle school. Principal Pasquale DeStefano answered questions in the morning that the students had and topics, such as lockers, clubs and sports, were discussed.
    
In addition, both schools allowed the fifth-graders to see a student concert to get a better feel for what the schools offer.