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Weir High School heads back to school today

THE FUTURE IS CLEAR — The Weir High School Class of 2020 posed for a group portrait during orientation at the high school Wednesday. -- Summer Wallace-Minger

WEIRTON — Weir High School welcomed the Class of 2020 and new students during orientation exercises Wednesday before classes began today.

The teachers were introduced, and students had their class picture taken and pledged their commitment to graduation before touring the school, being assigned lockers and meeting their teachers.

Principal Kristin Bissett spoke to the students about obtaining success, noting that students needed to attend school regularly and that missing two days per month made a student less likely to graduate.

She also encouraged students to participate in school activities, whether they be a club, athletics, marching band or student government, because involvement increases the likelihood of graduation.

“This is going to be your home for the next four years,” she said. “Get involved.”

She also encouraged the students to ask for help if it is needed and strive not to get behind in obtaining the 28 credits needed for graduation.

“If you do these four things, I will be calling your name here in four years and handing you your diploma,” she said.

Junior Class President Caroline Fodor led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Student Council President Isabella Kirlangitis gave the welcome.

Student Council members provided assistance to the staff in distributing class scheduled and directing new students.

Several clubs hosted informational booths in the cafeteria, including the Academic Games Club, Drama Club, Key Club and Tri-Hi-Y.

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