Youngstown East freshmen get familiarized with school

The incoming students got a first look at their school and met their teachers Monday

The incoming students got a first look at their school and met teachers as part of the school's Summer Bridge Program.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Freshmen at East High in Youngstown were back at school Monday, although the school year hasn’t officially started.

The high school students got familiar with their new school and met their teachers as part of the Summer Bridge Program.

The program wasn’t mandatory, but it was a chance to smooth the transition into high school, said Principal Denise Vaclav-Danko. She said the idea was to give parents and students the chance to engage with faculty and get a feel of the building.

This year, East High is adding different clubs and extra curricular activities to keep everyone engaged.

Along with the Bridge Program, the new CEO of Youngstown City Schools said he wants to meet every student and parent in district before school starts in two weeks. He has meetings planned at all 13 of the district’s schools, and those meetings kicked off Monday.

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