The Lake Breeze Newspaper

Volume #97, Issue #1

Lake Breeze Newspaper

Andrew Becker & Josh Teegardin, Web Edition Editor

September 28, 2012

Red Team Welcomes Freshmen

Story by: Andrew Becker and Lauren Pfile

This year a group of upperclassmen conducted a freshman orientation program at South High to help incoming freshman on becoming students at the building.

Called Red Team, the organization worked with the freshmen class in the morning before the upper classmen attended school.

Red Team consists of juniors and seniors who apply for the positions. Adviser Jon Schrank then selects students from the list of applications.

Before they changed the name to Red Team, it was called Link Crew several years ago. It was advised by music teacher Wade Hienen for several years.

The Red Team gave tours of South High to familiarize freshmen with places like the commons, auditorium and classrooms.

Tours included showing freshmen the new location of the attendance office.
In addition, Red Team members led small group activities with the freshmen to help them get acquainted with each other.

A survey of 26 randomly selected freshmen, more than half of the students who completed the survey said, “It helped us know our way around South and reminded us to keep calm our first year here.”

Several freshman who completed the survey also said the Red Team should be kept for next year for the Class of 2016.

“The reason why we have the Red Team is to give the freshman a good first impression of the school,” stated Schrank.

Schrank is in charge of bringing people together to make this orientation for freshman happen. This program brings not only the freshman closer together, but helps the whole school to accept the new students Schrank added.

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