GHA middle schoolerss take part in a "locker race" challenge during the opening week of school. PHOTO / GHA

GHA middle schoolers take part in a “locker race” challenge during the opening week of school. PHOTO / GHA

BY LEAH LEVY / AJT //

The Greenfield Hebrew Academy has started off the new school year with excitement, enthusiasm, and a brand new electives program in the middle school.

GHA’s recent back-to-school-event and open house in early August was a great opportunity for students and their families to meet new teachers, check out new classrooms, sample treats from the school lunch program, buy used and new uniforms, and reconnect with their GHA family.

The following day, Aug. 12, was the first day of school.

While some of the younger, newer students may have been a little nervous, the older, more experienced students were glad to make all “newbies” feel right at home.

In the middle school, fifth and sixth graders got used to their lockers with a “Locker Race,” and the whole middle school heard about the new elective classes, spanning topics from engineering to psychology – and lots more in between.

Students stayed busy – learning, playing and meeting friends – and the first day was an exciting beginning to what will certainly be a special and wonderful year at GHA.