Gabriel Christus
Trey Campbell, 11, opens his locker during the New Beginnings program at Falcon Bluffs Middle School. Opening a locker is one of the biggest fears of students going into middle school.
Program helps sixth-graders with New Beginnings

From breaking in a new locker to making new friends, the first day of middle school can be intimidating. 

Falcon Bluffs Middle School is hoping to counter some of that anxiety with the New Beginnings program for Jeffco students entering sixth grade.

The program is headed by drama teacher Anthony Bruno and physical education teacher Allyn Atadero. Its aim is to introduce students to middle school life before the year begins, including the dreaded challenge of opening the new locker, their biggest fear, according to Atadero.