Freshmen get acclimated with new surroundings

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Incoming freshmen at Long Beach High School were familiarized with their new building during an orientation held on Aug. 31. Staff members welcomed the ninth-graders and answered questions, while senior leaders organized tours through the hallways. Administrators were on-site to offer greetings and support.

Freshmen were shown where to find various classrooms as well as other key areas of the building such as the library, auditorium, cafeteria and gymnasium. They also learned where their lockers are located.

In addition to the presentations, conversations and tours, the new high schoolers explored the broad range of extracurricular activities that are offered in Long Beach. Members of teams, organizations and clubs provided informational booths to help direct the freshmen toward groups that suit their interests and goals.