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Finley Welcomes Incoming Sixth-Graders

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Soon-to-be sixth-graders at R. M. Finley Middle School met with school administrators, bonded with their fellow classmates and received new Chromebooks when they attended Sixth-Grade Orientation on Aug. 29.

The morning began with students and parents receiving a “Sixth-Grade Survival Guide,” which offered information about school clubs, as well as tips and advice from upper classmen. It also explained the amount of time between classes, instructions on how to open lockers and more. Principal Nelson Iocolano spoke to students about social media and reminded the middle school students to “THINK”— Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary or Kind, before posting. The group also watched an “Intro to Google Classroom” video created by students on the school’s technology committee. 

A highlight of the meeting was the distribution of brand new Chromebooks to the sixth-grade students. Each child received the technology and a case embroidered with the Glen Cove logo that will be used for classroom instruction. The district is supplying Chromebooks to all sixth- and seventh-grade students for the upcoming school year. 

The sixth-graders also took part in a scavenger hunt. Led by upperclassmen and using clues they were given, they were taken on a tour of the school, learning where important locations were throughout the building.  

The orientation wrapped up with a PTA-sponsored barbeque lunch. Assistant Principal Lawrence Carroll manned the grill along with PTA members. Students enjoyed hot dogs and snacks, while getting to know their classmates.