Annual event begins at 5 p.m.

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Alice Echo-News Journal

Alice High School principals and counselors are making final preparations for Freshman Orientation on Thursday night.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the old gym.

"We want to invite all freshman students and their parents to come Thursday night," AHS freshman counselor Leslie Davis said.

The school has mailed out two notices this summer to parents and students, letting them know what to expect during orientation.

Davis said they expect to see 400 people attend the event.

Class scheduling was conducted at the end of school last year for freshman students, so Davis said the orientation will focus more on getting the students used to the campus, and letting parents and students know what to expect the coming year.

The group will take a tour of the campus and review some of the rules of the campus.

AHS counselors and administrators will be on hand to answer questions. Alphonso Rincon, with Father Active in Communities and Education (FACE), will also be in attendance to speak to parents and students on what to expect in the transition from middle school to high school.

Students will also spend some time reviewing dress code rules and see several examples of what is acceptable on campus during a fashion show provided by AHS students.

The Alice High School Cheerleaders will be at the event, to explain the school song, and to rev up the freshman students for the upcoming pep rallies. The Southern Pride Strutters and the AHS Band Drumline will also perform to increase the freshman students' Coyote Pride.

Parents and students will then separate, with a parent session with AHS principals and the students will go to a dance at the gym, where there will also be several prize giveaways.