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Providence Fish Camp–fighting the first-day-of-school jitters

Providence Freshmen at Fish CampProvidence Catholic School recently held its annual Fish Camp for incoming 9th grade students. Ever wonder why freshmen are called fish? Yahoo! Answers says “Freshmen are called fish because they are like a fish out of water, don’t know where to go, what to do, and can’t survive without assistance.” The Providence Student Council, under the direction of sponsor Jennifer Dean, plans an interactive camp program that alleviates all of those fishy symptoms. Dean said, “After Fish Camp, the first-day-of-school jitters do not apply.”

Fish Camp’s agenda involves incoming Providence fresh(wo)men in a full day of activities such as:
Playing ice-breaker games
Finding classrooms and meeting teachers
Getting the scoop on sports and extracurricular activities
Learning the Wiggalo dance

New middle school students were invited for a half-day camp. Sue Scruggs, Middle School Lead Teacher said, “The new students are offered an opportunity to spend time at Providence Middle School Camp to become familiar with the campus, meet their teachers, learn the daily routines, as well as having a bit of Providence fun with the Student Council members and the Ambassadors before school begins.”

After Fish and Middle School Camps, new parents’ get an orientation of their own. Principal Alicia Garcia and staff answered school-related questions, and gave a brief history of Providence Catholic School and the Sisters of Divine Providence who sponsor the school. “We want the parents to feel confident about entrusting the Providence Community with their daughters’ education.”

These Camps are one of the ways Providence staff welcomes students and their families to the Providence Community. If you are interested in exploring the Catholic educational world of Providence with your daughter, contact Enrollment Director Stephanie Takas-Mercer at 210.224-6651, ext 210.

About Providencestaff

The Providence Staff writes for Providence Catholic School, a college preparatory school for girls grades 6-12, provides a program of academic excellence grounded in faith and trust in a Provident God. Providence prepares young women of diverse backgrounds for the world of tomorrow and encourages them to develop intellectual curiosity, deepen their faith, practice integrity, and seek justice. Established in 1951, Providence is sponsored by the Congregation of Divine Providence.

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