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Incoming WTHS Freshmen Get Jump Start on School Year


View photo galley from Transition Camp here.


More than 300 students who will be part of the Washington Township High School Class of 2023 familiarized themselves with their new school during Freshman Summer Transition Camp August 6-8, 2019. Forty upperclassman volunteers, who provided campus tours to the freshmen, joined a collection of administrators, school counselors and teachers who took part in the orientation.


In addition to mastering navigating the building, finding their classrooms and practicing opening their lockers, freshmen had an opportunity to make personal connections with their classmates and learn more about what the school has to offer in the form of activities, clubs and sports. 


Counselors and teachers teamed to cover important topics including time management, study and organizational skills, goal-setting and resources.  School resource officers Tony Leone and Tom DiTullio also provided valuable information on school safety.


“The incoming freshmen had a lot of enthusiasm and took a lot away from the camp,” school counselor Andra Williams said.  “In addition to helping new students put names with faces and acclimate to the size of the building and the scope of the offerings, the program helps tremendously in building a foundation for Township Pride.”


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 Participants in Washington Township High School’s Freshman Transition Camp pose following one of the sessions.



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School resource officer Tony Leone shared an overview on school safety with WTHS incoming freshmen during Summer Transition Camp.



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Summer Transition Camp staff included (left to right): counselor John Tortoriello, counselor Sandy Stockl, counselor Judy Nelson, substitute teacher Ryan Francisco, counselor Carl Palmer, counselor Andra Williams, counselor Nicole Venere, counselor Karin Carpenter, teacher Mike Wong and teacher Simone Wong.