(From Bishop Feehan High School)
A total of 188 incoming freshmen attended Bishop Feehan High School’s Annual Academic Academy this summer for one of two week-long sessions designed to ready students for the transition to the school.
Students who attended had an opportunity to learn the ropes of their new campus, brush up on math, technology and writing skills, and learned essential “survival” skills like how to study and take notes, set goals, stay organized and stay motivated.
They socialized during group activities and learned about the history and traditions of Bishop Feehan High School. As a part of two separate service projects, students also put together 100 bags of school supplies to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul store in Attleboro, and six bags of groceries to donate to families serviced by the Arc of Bristol County.
“Overall, I think the opportunity to build relationships with new friends is the greatest benefit of Summer Academy," said Academic Academy program coordinator and math teacher Lia Santilli, "because it drastically increases the number of familiar faces they see when they walk into homeroom, their classes, lunch, etc. on the first few days.”