Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ending on a High

This year we had a series of three assemblies recognizing the students who came to school and performed as they were supposed to perform. The entire student body attended the assemblies, but students eligible to participate were those who performed with at least a B average in the classroom, had good attendance, and had no disciplinary problems. Each student who met those criteria was recognized.

Today was the finale. When students entered the gymnasium, they saw this:

The music was LOUD, and it was music popular with the students. A student DJ provided an assortment that went from C & W and rock to hip-hop.

As the principal called the names of eligible students in each class, they received high fives from the faculty and a T-shirt:

After going through the shirt line, they could slide.

In between calling classes of students down for shirts, the principal announced the names of eligible students for door prizes ranging from gift cards and cash to an I-Pod and a minicomputer.
Before the class competition horse race, faculty members checked out the mounts to see if they came out of the gate properly.

There was also a big inflated pit with inflatable robot costumes in which students battled each other. I didn't get good pictures because I've never used this camera for anything but knitting, and I didn't know how to set my shutter speed for such fast vibrating action.
It's good to see the average student who comes to school and does what he is supposed to do have a chance to be recognized. I think everyone this year has benefited from these assemblies. I'm very glad the new principal brought in this idea.


FugueStateKnits said...

What a terrific idea! Giving positive attention to a job well done! Good on all of you!

Carrie said...

Looks like fun! I know FBC has had those horses before--I'll have to find out what that spider thing is called.