School hosts incoming freshmen parent night

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

The annual incoming freshmen parent night occurred on Wednesday, March 6.

The parents and incoming freshmen got a chance to hear about the school from the perspectives of two members of the Student Leadership Team, listen to counselors discuss course selection, tour the school and meet with teachers from different departments.

Associate principal Jennifer Smith said she wanted incoming freshmen and their parents to have a better understanding of what the school is like.

” … My main objective of this evening was to give incoming students and parents a sampling of what Mill Valley is,” Smith said. “We say ‘We ARE Mill Valley’ and we wanted to show them what we are.”

Freshmen social studies teacher Kelli Haeffner spoke to parents about what to expect from freshmen social studies courses, as well as providing information for parents and students trying to decide between regular and Pre-AP courses.

“[I wanted to help them understand] the expectations of a Pre-AP course versus a regular course and that if they’re willing to put in the effort and the time, they can do it,” Haeffner said.

One of the incoming freshmen’s parents, Sonna Voss, thought the night was beneficial.

“I really appreciated the tour,” Voss said. “I have a much better understanding of how the school works and [my daughter and I] also gained a better understanding of how the prerequisite system works.”

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