|Updated: 8/09 10:22 pm
||Published: 8/09 7:19 pm
Students across Green Country only have a few days left to savor summer break.
Students in Claremore attended orientation on Friday to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Claremore Senior Kaleigh Cox told FOX23 that it was bittersweet to be part of the freshman orientation. Cox is a member of an upper classmen mentorship program which helps to prepare freshman for a new school.
“We get the chance to mentor them or help them out if they have any issues of if they need someone to talk to,” said Cox.
The FUZE mentoring program has been a staple at the High school for four years but, not everything will be the same this year.
High School Principal Todd Steidley told FOX23 that students and parents will need to be more in tune with their clocks because the school schedule will change.
“We are going to start school 15 minutes earlier and that means that students will be released 15 minutes later than usual,” said Steidley. He told FOX23 that the switch will help with bus routes.
“We run two routes and it helps to expedite the transportation and get the kids where they need to be just a little bit quicker,” said Steidley.
Steidley said that students will also be offered additional classes because the school partnered with Northeast Tech.
Class begins for Claremore students ages k-12 on August, 15th.