The transition from sixth grade to seventh grade can be a difficult time for elementary school students and their parents. Realizing this, the Carey administration and Pupil Personnel Services Department at Carey dedicate time and effort to making this a smooth transition.
The first event was the recently held parent night for incoming seventh graders. Parents got to hear from school administration, department chair people and current seventh graders about their experiences at Carey. This was followed by inviting the sixth graders and their parents to the varsity boys’ basketball game on Jan. 15 versus Mepham High School.
The incoming sixth graders got to see a few of the wonderful clubs and activities at Carey during the game. The DJ Club provided musical entertainment before and during the game. The Think Pink Club handed out breast cancer awareness stickers, wrist bands, pencils and crafts to the students. They also decorated the gym with pink balloons and pink streamers. The Carey cheerleaders led the crowd with their enthusiastic cheering. Halftime routines were given by the cheerleaders, Pirettes and the step-team. A Carey victory capped a fun filed day for all involved.
The articulation process has not ended as future events are planned for the articulation process. On March 13, the sixth graders and their parents are invited to watch a special performance of the senior high musical Drowsy Chaperone. In March, the students will visit Carey during the school day with their classes. This will be followed by another parent night later in the year.