I have a very transit population at my school. Therefore, we are always getting new students. In order to introduce them to our school, we play "Are You Smarter Than an Elementary School Teacher" on the SMARTboard.
Then the students are partnered with a welcome team helper and are given one week to complete this crossword puzzle and scavenger hunt around the school. For the scavenger hunt, the students have to get signatures of all the individuals listed on the crossword puzzle. It helps the students get acclimated to the school building and helps them introduce themselves to our staff. When the activity is complete, they can come by to my office to receive a small welcome gift (typically a pencil).
This is a fun activity. This download includes a colored copy and black/white copy of the activity.
Please note that the answers on the crossword puzzle are: teachers, assistant (principal), principal, seven (grades), resource (officer), music, librarian, counselor, friends, and nurse. In order for this crossword puzzle to fit your needs, make sure you have 7 grade levels and a resource officer.