All the students had a busy, but fun-filled weekend. Over the course of the weekend, students took placement tests, tried-out for varsity sports and music, set up laptops with the IT department, registered for fall sports, purchased textbooks, toured the school, and attended informative all-school meetings lead by the Head of School Gina Borst. Amid the mandatory start-of-school procedures, Grier made sure the students had the opportunity to get to know each other and planned several fun events for the weekend.
Head of School Mrs. Borst planned a full line-up of activities for Saturday, beginning with morning Zumba, yoga, and sports try-outs. Clubs set up tables in the Auditorium to interest new members. Vendors provided fresh-squeezed lemonade, funnel cake, and cotton candy, while Mrs. Hensor and Mrs. Carper served hot dogs.. Much to the delight of the students, professional cosmetic artists offered embellishments of henna designs and elaborate face paint. Several faculty members performed on stage for the students, showcasing their talents and comedic skills. Another group of teachers provided some game-show-style entertainment with a game of Pictionary.
The students then split-up into their grade-level groups and enjoyed getting to know each other and their Class Advisors through several hilarious games designed to “break the ice.” The games included a group Blanket Flip Challenge, Guess the Assassin, Alliterative Action Name Game, Human Pretzel, and more! That evening, after dinner, a DJ turned up the music for a dance party in the Auditorium.
On Sunday, the students had the opportunity to enjoy the Coffee Barn and make the finishing touches to their class schedules. After an all-school assembly, the students departed in waves to the local discount store to stock up on supplies and more so that they were ready to begin classes on Monday.