Being a freshman can be kind of scary, but here at Saint Francis School we have a way to make the transition from middle school to high school a little easier.
One of the many traditions we have is our Big Sibling/Little Sibling event. This event consists of a senior (big sibling) being paired up with either one or two freshmen (little sibling/s). Over the span of two cycles, big siblings and little siblings exchange letters and gifts, such as candy, gift cards, food, and stuffed animals.
The fun part of this tradition is that this gives freshmen a chance to try and guess who their older sibling is. Freshman Isaiah San Diego says, “I look forward to meeting my big sibling. I kind of have an idea of who they are, and I’m really excited to see if I’m right or not.”
Many teachers believe that this is a great way to get freshmen more comfortable with being high schoolers. Senior Homeroom Teacher Señora Rivas Roblin says, “It is a tradition that is fun to watch as the seniors welcome the freshmen to high school. It helps to bond the divisions that are three years apart.”
Freshmen see this event as something fun and exciting. They can’t wait to meet their big sibling. Seniors anxiously look forward to the event as well. Senior Class President Tiare Guerrero says, “I expect to take away a relationship between my little sibling and I, as well as the bond between the senior and freshmen class.”
On August 31, 2016, Freshmen will have a chance to meet their sibling. It will also be the first and last time that they are permitted to step foot in the senior courtyard until they are seniors. This bond and relationship will be an unforgettable experiences for both classes.