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Siegel Middle sixth-graders attend first Cavalier Camp to acclimate to new school

July 31, 2017

Rutherford County Schools

After more than a year in the making, Siegel Middle School hosted its first ever Cavalier Camp for incoming sixth graders and other new students transferring to the school.

Siegel Middle Principal Kim Stoecker said 131 kids were registered held on Thursday, July 27. That’s 44 percent of the roughly 300 incoming sixth-graders the school is expecting for the 2017-2018 school year.

As part of the camp, the students were divided into groups and participated in an entire day of sessions that included everything from organization 101 to Siegel spirit and practical procedures.

The camp – a series of nine sessions followed by a pep rally – was designed to “closely resemble what it is like to spend a day in the life of a Siegel Cavalier.”

The registration form also indicated the camp would expose attendees of the free camp, which also included a free lunch and a Cavalier Camp T-shirt, to “new procedures, expectations and environment.”

It’s believed the camp is the first of its kind in Rutherford County to help with the transition from elementary to middle school, Stoecker said.