At Eastern Christian High School today, we welcomed over 80 eighth grade students as part of our annual High School Preview Day. We were very excited to see all of EC’s current 8th grade class as well as many visitors from other schools in the area. Many EC eighth grade students were surprised to learn that we gain so many new students every year in 9th grade that their class size will likely double coming into high school in the fall of 2016!
Students had the opportunity to shadow high school students for a class period of the day to get a better understanding of what classes will be like as high school students. After dropping off their students, parents were offered a tour of our high school campus and many took us up on the offer. It was an outstanding time to talk and listen and to dream together about what their child might do as a member of the class of 2020 at ECHS!
Students and parents joined the entire high school student body and faculty in a time of worship with the student-led EC Chapel Praise Team. Mrs. Heerema spoke on 2nd Samuel.
We added a new feature to day this year- our Extra-curricular fair. One of the key features of an ECHS 4 year experience is the many activities that students plug into. 8th graders were allowed to engage with over 25 of these activities and even sign up for these events in the fall.
Our eighth grade guests were invited to a meal in the cafeteria, and wrapped up the day with a big group shot in their brand new “Soar EC” Under Armour t-shirts!
Thanks to all the high school student hosts and extra curricular fair guides, our great HS faculty, and to all of the students and parents who came to visit. We had an amazing time, and we look forward to welcoming in the class of 2020 next fall!