Every IHA girl can remember her Out of The Box Night and the exciting time in her life when she was officially beginning high school. The experience of entering IHA, walking into the cafeteria, receiving your laptop, and beginning to feel like an IHA girl is something that no one ever forgets.
At Out of The Box Night on August 31st, the Class of 2020 met their future classmates who will become their best friends and who they will form lifelong bonds with. Freshman Lara Gonzalez commented that, “I thought Out of the Box Night was very well planned. It was a good learning experience because they taught you all you need to know about going to IHA. It was also exciting because you got your laptop and had so much fun talking to your new peers!”
Out of the Box Night was an important night for the rest of the school as well, because several clubs had their first event for the year. The Peer Mentors introduced themselves to the groups of freshmen that they will continue to guide throughout the year. The Eagle Ambassadors participated by giving a warm welcome to all those who entered and giving the freshmen their schedules.
One of the major events of Out of the Box Night is when the freshmen receive their computer. This year the freshmen received the MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch model. Out of the Box Night is also the first time that Freshmen are introduced to the technology program at IHA, and learn how to do basic operations on their computer, such as learning how to use proxies.
Mrs. Nudelman commented that, “At Out of the Box Night, this year’s freshman class learned how to use their new Mac to access the school’s network, how to log into their school email, and they also learned how to view their class pages and homework in Haiku (now called PowerSchool). The class of 2020 is well on their way to using their new device like pros.”
All of the teachers, staff, and returning students at IHA are very excited for all of the freshmen and new students as they begin their journey at IHA.
By Bernadette Goratowski ’19, Photography Editor