It was a large family to greet – 372 freshman faces filled the Loveland High School (LHS) Tiger Gymnasium Friday, Aug. 15. They weren’t standing alone; 110 members of the senior class made sure to embrace the new members for a program designed to link the two groups to each other.
“This is the culture of our school,” said LHS Principal Chris Kloesz. “This is the welcome we want our freshmen to have.”
The LHS Link Crew Freshman Orientation program was designed to help incoming freshmen transition more easily to life as a high school Tiger.
“The goal is pretty simple – provide a fun, exciting atmosphere to greet our newest students,” said Kloesz. “We accomplish this through both large and small group activities with our senior leaders taking charge. This model gives our freshmen a peer group to connect with immediately.
“We have outstanding students at LHS – outstanding. This is just one more opportunity to continue to cultivate the culture of kindness we want our kids to enjoy.”
Photo caption: LHS freshman students engage in one of the large group activities at the Tiger Gymnasium focused on encouraging the students to "find their place" in high school and to feel more connected as they begin their high school career.