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12 08 14_ignition

  1. 1. Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bill Bailey - Director, Community & Public Relations August 14, 2013 452-2000 ext. 11403 First  Day  of  High  School  Reserved  for  Freshmen  and  New  Students     As  part  of  the  innovative  Ignition  program,  the  first  day  of  school  for  all  high  schools  on  Wednesday,   August  21,  2013  is  reserved  for  freshmen  and  new  students  only.  All  other  high  school  students  in  grades   10  through  12  start  school  the  following  day,  Thursday,  August  22,  2013.     Schedule:   • Wednesday,  August  21,  2013  –  first  day  of  school  for  grades  1  through  9  as  well  as  new  students   in  grades  10  through  12.   • Thursday,  August  23,  2013  –  first  day  of  school  for  grades  10  through  12.     Ignition  is  a  transition  program  that  helps  students  build  relationships  and  make  a  positive  shift  to  high   school.  On  the  first  day  of  school,  freshmen  meet  with  mentors,  attend  group  activities,  tour  buildings   and  familiarize  themselves  with  class  schedules.     By  allowing  freshmen  to  start  the  school  year  without  upper  class  students,  teachers  and  administrators   are  able  to  connect  and  engage  with  students  early  in  the  transition  process  and  foster  a  more   constructive,  positive  high  school  experience.       District  high  schools  have  various  Ignition  schedules  and  activities  on  the  first  day  of  school.  Parents,   guardians  and  students  should  check  their  high  school  website  for  specific  Ignition  information  prior  the   first  day  of  school.       For  more  information  contact:  Dr.  Karen  Gaborik,  Assistant  Superintendent  -­‐  Secondary,  (907)  452-2000 Ext.11412, karen.gaborik@k12northstar.org   ##   Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 520 Fifth Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (907) 452-2000 www.k12northstar.org

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