Bump-up day goes virtual

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Ryann Daugherty

Virtual Bump up day will be hosted throughout the month of February. Students will be able to explore a combination of core class departments, electives and extracurriculars.

Maddi Linsteadt , Staff Writer

Bump-up day is virtual this year for fourth, sixth and eighth grade students to preview what the next school year has in store as they transition into a new environment. Virtual Bump up day will be hosted throughout the month of February. Students will be able to explore a combination of core class departments, electives and extracurriculars.

“District wide, we will release videos for all campuses to help students and parents see what each campus has to offer,” lead counselor Mary Cabrera said.

The videos sent out for families to watch are being edited and put together by students who are involved in the Lovejoy News Network (LNN) at the high school.

“Bump-up day has always been a great time for younger students to get the feel of their new campus,” said Chaney Kelly, senior and co-executive producer of LNN. “Now that we cannot hold the tours in person, it is our job to offer the students the same experience without risking any additional spread of COVID-19.”

This new and safe way of participating in bump-up day gives students the opportunity to share the experience with their families at home.

“As with so many other events, we have had to create an alternate format for bump-up day to minimize close contact scenarios,” associate principal Teresa Dodson said. “We are grateful to the broadcast students who are assisting with creating a virtual experience to give these students a glimpse at being a student at LHS. We are also grateful that our students respond positively in light of change and restrictions.”