Incoming freshmen received their schedules and learned about the broad range of opportunities—outstanding academic offerings, a top-ranking athletics program and dozens of clubs, activities and organizations—available to them.
"You will love it here," promised Assistant Principal Dr. James Douglass. "And if you don't, let one of us know and we'll help you."
After a welcome assembly, the ninth-graders participated in homeroom meetings and tours led by peer leaders.
"It's good to see friendly faces," said senior Alyssa Conklin, a peer leader volunteer. "On the first day, they'll already have people that they know ready to help them."
Fellow peer leader Liz Trojan added, "We also literally walk their schedules with them, so that they'll know where to go. It's much better to do this with someone who knows the building."
Photo caption1: Peer leaders led incoming freshman in a few rounds of “The Suffern Clap,” an enduring tradition.
Photo caption2: Friends of Rachel Club representatives invited new students to join them in promoting a chain reaction of kindness throughout the Suffern High School community.