by Lexi Mankey, staff writer
Not only was it the sixth graders first time at the middle school, but there is a new sixth grade teacher, Ms. Raitano who is also experiencing being the newbie. Ms. Raitano was born in Pittsburgh, PA. She is 23 years old, and is a huge Pirates, Steeler, and Penguins fan. She was very excited that the Pirates made it into the play offs. Ms. Raitano worked at North Hills Elementary School before she came to Avonworth. “Avonworth is a much smaller school than North Hills”. She also really likes switching classes and knowing all of the different kids. She thinks that the student feedback stamps are really different and she likes the idea of them. This will be a great new year for Ms. Raitano and all of the sixth graders.