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Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NHS FRESHMEN TRANSITION: Northampton High School will hold its first-ever transition event for freshmen and their parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The event is aimed to ease anxieties of students and their parents about entering the high school.

Students will meet the high school administrators, as well as their guidance counselors who will provide them with their schedules and planner. They will then get a tour of the school and be able to see their homerooms and lockers, while their parents watch skits put on by the high school Improv Troupe. Students will watch the skits and ask questions of the administrators when they return from the tour, and parents will attend a session with the guidance counselors.

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE: Congregation B’nai Israel is offering a social justice internship for students ages 14 to 21 in the fall and spring semesters. The internship will focus on food justice, climate change, tax fairness and gun violence. Hours are negotiable.

For more information and to apply, visit the congregation’s website at cbinorthampton.org/social-life-2/volunteering-in-social-life/taking-care-of-each-other/tikkun-olam-update/. The deadline for emailing the application and a letter of reference is Sept. 15.

CRAFT FAIR: The department of health technology at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School is seeking vendors for a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. Information on becoming a vendor is available by calling Kathleen Long at 587-1414 ext. 3535, or emailing her at klong@smithtec.org.