For parents and students at Pope High School, you're already experiencing "Fall Madness" that's underway all day today, starting with the freshmen first thing and winding up this afternoon with the Class of 2012.
Also today, "Junior Wildcat Daze" at East Cobb Middle School is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-- Wheeler High School's 2011-12 orientation takes place on Wednesday and Thursday. "Wildcat Daze" for freshmen only will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, with orientation for grades 10-12 on Thursday, also from 6-8 p.m.
The upcoming renovation of the main school building is the primary reason the orientation is being spread out over two days, and all students will learn more details of limitations on parking and access and other inconveniences as the construction project gets underway this fall.
Parking for Wildcat Daze is at East Cobb Middle School.
-- Walton High School's orientation is all day Wednesday, with sophomores scheduled for 8 to 9 a.m., juniors 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and seniors 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. A separate ninth-grade session starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
-- Dickerson Middle School will hold grade-level Meet and Greet sessions on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
-- At Dodgen Middle School, Friday's orientation is known as "Panther Day" and will include students having yearbook photos taken.
-- "Sneek a Peek" day at Hightower Trail Middle School also is on Friday, with various sessions lasting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-- Mountain View Elementary School parents and students will have their "Sneak a Peek" on Thursday, with sessions starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 2:20 p.m.
-- Meet and Greet at Tritt Elementary School runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and includes classroom visits.
-- Mount Bethel Elementary School will hold orientation Thursday starting at 9 a.m., with the first of three parent-only "Curriculum Nights" at 7 p.m. for those with kindergarteners. Other sessions are Tuesday (Grades 1-3) and Thursday (Grades 4-5) of next week, both at 6:30 p.m.
-- Meet and Greet at Murdock Elementary School is Thursday from 8:30-9:30 for kindergarten and 9:30-11 a.m. for Grades 1-5.
-- Meet and Greet at Sope Creek Elementary School starts Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Open Houses are next Tuesday and Thursday.
-- Orientation at Timber Ridge Elementary School is Thursday, with Open House sessions in early September.
-- Shallowford Falls Elementary School orientation is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
-- East Side Elementary School, which opens the school year in a long-awaited new classroom building, will hold its "Tiger Day" Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-- Rattana Inthirathvongsy is the new principal at Powers Ferry Elementary School, with a Meet and Greet scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Thursday.
-- At Brumby Elementary School, Meet and Greet is Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
-- Orientation for students at Garrison Mill Elementary School starts early on Friday, with the first session at 8:30 a.m.
-- Friday is "Sneak a Peek" at Eastvalley Elementary School from 1-3 p.m. Overflow parking at Eastside Baptist Church is available due to summer construction work.
-- Another new principal is Jennifer Lawson at Sedalia Park Elementary School, which holds orientation Friday from 3-5 p.m.