The goal for the first weekend of school is for everything to get to know each other and begin bonding. At TAIS, students have a lot more opportunities to make friends outside of school.
Friday Night “Bonfire”: Traditionally, this is a bonfire event, but the rain caused us to move inside. We had sandwiches for dinner and marshmallows which we roasted over a fire outside. After singing songs, we heard stories from the new teachers about how they came to TAIS. It was a great opportunity to get to know them.
Saturday night was club sign-ups. Clubs are a big part of the extracurricular at TAIS. This year we have Ping-Pong, Soccer, Basketball, His Hands (Community Service), Badminton, Ultimate Frisbee, Art, and Music/Ensemble. After students signed up for their clubs, they played games in the gym. Many of the games were silly and had everyone laughing, but all required teamwork and helped new and returning students to bond and form friendships.
The first weekend of the 2019/20 School Year was a success!