REMINDER: Mark your calendars, eighth graders. Freshman Welcome Night at Delavan-Darien High School is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
The annual event is open to all area eighth graders, whether they attend Delavan’s Phoenix Middle School, area parochial or private schools, home school or another nearby school district.
Attendees will get an in-depth look at the school and be able to have questions answered by teaching and counseling staff, administrators, DDHS students and parents.
The evening will start off with a short presentation and school overview from DDHS Principal Mark Schmitt.
Following that, students and families are welcome to tour the school and visit a number of “breakout” sessions to learn more about the many different program options available at DDHS.
The sessions cover the school’s various academic areas and departments (English, Social Studies, Science, Technology and Engineering, etc.), Special Education, Fine Arts, the English Language Learners program, Athletics and Activities, Academic and Career Planning, and a special parents-to-parents session.
Parents and students will also learn about the new teaching methods and academic opportunities added at DDHS and the upcoming course selection day, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at DDHS.
Immediately after the Freshman Welcome Night, parents and student athletes are welcome to stay for a free seminar on the realities of collegiate sports recruiting with expert Jack Renkens. (*NOTE: There will be time to attend the full Freshmen Welcome Night and this seminar.)
Renkens will present the “true facts about college athletic recruiting” in a straightforward, no nonsense and entertaining 60-minute presentation.
Parents and students considering playing sports beyond high school are encouraged to stay after the Freshman Welcome Night to attend this seminar, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the DDHS main office at (262) 728-2642.