One way to get ninth graders to feel like part of the school community is to get the older students to talk to them. The best way to do that is to have a senior auction. Gather up boys from the Senior Football or Hockey Team and Auction them off at third and fourth lunch. The boy(s) goes to the highest bidder and the boy has to be the buyer’s slaver for a day or their date for a dance. It's up to the person who bought them. It’s a lot of fun and after the auction the younger students feel more comfortable within the school community.