Francis Howell holds 'Transition Day' for transferring Normandy students

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 12:19 PM

(KMOV) – Buses picked up Normandy high school and middle school students on Tuesday to get them acquainted with their new schools in the Francis Howell School District.

It’s part of the annual Francis Howell Transition Day, an orientation of sorts forstudents including those coming from Normandy making the leap to the St. Charles district.

With the help of school leaders and 150 upperclassmen mentors, the new students will participate in various teambuilding and small group activities.

They’ll locate their lockers and classrooms, as well as meet their new teachers before the start of school on Thursday.

A total of 475 Normandy students took the Missouri Supreme Court up on its ruling allowing them to transfer from their unaccredited district. Out of that total, 168 area elementary school students, 164 are middle schoolers, and 143 are in high school.

At the same time, about 300 students, mostly from Riverview Gardens schools, would like to transfer but still don’t know where they’ll be going to school.

Another lottery is supposed to be held, but a decision has not been sent out by Cooperating School Districts as to when it will happen. 

This lottery only affects students who didn’t get their first, second or third picks from the first lottery.

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