The Citizen’s News recently caught up with students during orientation at Long River Middle School Aug. 18. We asked them what they look forward to as they begin another year of school.
Jacob Copes, 11, said he is excited to see his friends and go to computer class, where he hopes to learn how to type. He said he is a little nervous about entering the sixth grade at Long River Middle School, but doesn’t think classes will be too hard. He has been doing his reading and math packets over the summer to prepare for school.
Kaylee Walsh, 10, said she plans to participate in drama club and band when she enters sixth grade at Long River Middle School this year. She said she already knows a lot about the school since her older brother is in eighth grade. Walsh said she is finishing her summer reading and buying school supplies. ‘This school does look exciting, so I’m looking forward to it,’ Walsh said.
Amanda Bertrand, 11, said she is looking forward to seeing her friends again and having a locker when she enters sixth grade at Long River Middle School this year. She said she hopes she can open it in the hustle and bustle between classes.
Amanda Regalado, 12, said she looks forward to Spanish class, swimming, and friends as she enters seventh grade at Long River Middle School. She said she’s ready to go back to school after the summer break.
Twins Kyle and Emily Dumschott, 11, both said they look forward to participating in school sports when they enter sixth grade at Long River Middle School this year.
Erin Machado, 13, said she looks forward to getting good grades in her seventh grade year at Long River Middle School.
Haley Andrews, 11, said she is looking forward to switching classes at Long River Middle School and making new friends when she enters the sixth grade this year.