CMS leaders

Carpinteria Middle School eighth-grade leaders and their school counsellors Stephanie Stahl, right, and Megan Kruk, left, prepare to greet incoming sixth graders on their first day of middle school.

On Monday, Aug. 26, Carpinteria Middle School eighth-grade leaders, along with staff counselors, hosted an orientation for incoming sixth-grade students on the first day of the 2019-20 school year. With firsthand and somewhat-recent experience in the sometimes-challenging transition from elementary to middle school, eighth graders are uniquely positioned to help younger students shift into their first year at the next level of their education.

Eighth-grade leaders are selected by Carpinteria Middle School counselors based on academics and citizenship. The new students took a campus tour to see the location of their classes and played games to get to know one another. Principal Lisa O’Shea urges an uplifting of her school community with a quote from Muhammad Ali: “The tolerance and understanding necessary to heal must come from each and every one of us arising out of our everyday conduct until decency reaches a flood tide.”

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