Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy is busy preparing for its annual fish camp Friday, Aug. 17, with officials advising the school’s incoming freshman to make plans to attend.

Freshman boys orientation will be from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and freshman girls will be from 1-4 p.m. Incoming freshmen need to plan to stay for the entire three-hour session. They need to bring the registration packet of information they will be receiving in the mail as well as immunization information. They should also bring verification of any paid junior high fines or fees as applicable in order to receive their schedules.

An immunization clinic will be available that day on the campus for those who are required to have a shot before admission this year.

All freshmen need to report to the George Solis gym when they arrive to receive their schedules and groups for orientation.

The orientation will begin with a pep rally, with the students then going to several stations to tour the campus, learn about life at WNGA, learn the new dress code requirements, receive detailed discipline expectations, get their new identification photograph, learn of WNGA office procedures and participate in bonding activities.

“It will be a day filled with information and fun,” a spokesman said.

Any parent who wishes to volunteer to help during that day by providing snacks or his or her time is asked to e-mail lminton@wisd.org or e-mail lpoarch@wisd.org or contact the WNGA school office.