Crestview High School Class of 2017 checks out its new alma mater (PHOTOS)

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 01:29 PM.

Responsibility and opportunities

As high school students, freshman are expected to assume responsibility for their decisions or they might also find where the discipline office is.

"Ninth-graders have more discipline referrals than other grades," Dean of Students Kelly Hayes said.

Common problems involve dress code violations, such as boys wearing baseball caps indoors, or girls showing too much skin, she said. Girls incur more dress code violations than boys.

However, most of the messages the new students received were positive. During a student-organized club carnival in the gym, new students discovered co-curricular opportunities.

"Kids are signing up for the Math Club," mathematics teacher Angie Fortune said. "... Clubs make the kids feel part of the school."

Students browsed booths representing 16 academic, vocational, performing arts and recreational organizations, including Army ROTC, the school newspaper, Students Working Against Tobacco and the Christian Student Union.

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