WLC students meet teachers, explore school for step-up day

Charlee Rinke-Stanford of Wilton discusses his schedule with his new social studies teacher, Ben Wiley.

Charlee Rinke-Stanford of Wilton discusses his schedule with his new social studies teacher, Ben Wiley. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Eila O’Toole of Wilton, who is entering high school this year, meets with her new world literature teacher, Dawn Hall. 

Eila O’Toole of Wilton, who is entering high school this year, meets with her new world literature teacher, Dawn Hall.  STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

While preparing for her entrance into the ninth grade, Isabella Mason of Lyndeborough meets with Dawn Hall, who will be her world literature teacher.

While preparing for her entrance into the ninth grade, Isabella Mason of Lyndeborough meets with Dawn Hall, who will be her world literature teacher. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Incoming sixth- and ninth-graders visited Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School on Tuesday, for a step-up day to see their new school, find their classrooms and meet their teachers.

Incoming sixth- and ninth-graders visited Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School on Tuesday, for a step-up day to see their new school, find their classrooms and meet their teachers. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Students check in and receive their schedules during a step-up day at WLC.

Students check in and receive their schedules during a step-up day at WLC. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Incoming sixth- and ninth-graders visit Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School on Tuesday for a step-up day to see their new school, find their classrooms and meet their teachers.

Incoming sixth- and ninth-graders visit Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School on Tuesday for a step-up day to see their new school, find their classrooms and meet their teachers. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Stephen Goodie of Wilton tries out his new locker combination.

Stephen Goodie of Wilton tries out his new locker combination. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Sixth-grader Carlee Rinke-Stanford of Wilton shakes hands with his social studies teacher, Ben Wiley.

Sixth-grader Carlee Rinke-Stanford of Wilton shakes hands with his social studies teacher, Ben Wiley. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Incoming Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle School sixth-grader Jayce Eklund of Wilton focuses on learning the combination and how to open his locker.

Incoming Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle School sixth-grader Jayce Eklund of Wilton focuses on learning the combination and how to open his locker. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Alexis Gonez of Wilton checks out her newly assigned locker.

Alexis Gonez of Wilton checks out her newly assigned locker. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

By ASHLEY SAARI

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 08-22-2023 12:05 PM

On Tuesday morning, incoming Wilton-Lyndeborough middle-schoolers got their first real look at the hallways of their new school, as they transition from fifth grade to sixth.

For an hour, the new sixth-graders took part in a step-up day, where they had the chance to receive their schedules, walk around the school, find their classrooms, meet their teachers and receive their locker combinations. They were followed by the ninth-graders transitioning to high school.

“Everyone is excited and inspired,” said Superintendent Peter Weaver, of the WLC staff. “We have our veteran teachers, as well as some young, energized staff who are ready for the year.”

Weaver said he saw that energy reflected in the students who were visiting the school for step-up day.

“They’re all excited to meet their teachers and see their friends again, and get started,” Weaver said.

The coming year will see a total of 286 students in the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School, including both middle- and high-school populations. This years graduating class is smaller than the school’s average, at only 27 students.

The middle school is still in the process of filling its teacher roster, with math and science positions currently vacant. According to new Principal Tom Ronning, an offer is expected to be made to a candidate for one of the positions before the start of the school year, and a plan is in place to cover both subjects with existing teachers if a permanent hire is not in place by the start of school next week.

School starts for all Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle High School students on Monday.

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Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on X @AshleySaariMLT.