Yes, a parade!
August 16, 2018 marked the first day of the 2018-2019 school year. The day was full of “doing”. Trivia, games, competitions, challenges, the charge of #BeKind, and a parade. Dubbed as the “Best 1st Day EVER” it was a chance to create a moment and memory for an entire community.
Today was a day of celebrating: new beginnings, open doors, and opportunities. Whether dancing in front of the entire student body, answer teacher trivia questions, participating in the coloring contest, signing up for extra curricular activities, being involved was the theme for the day that couldn’t be missed. And when it was all said and done, we ALL marched in the parade.
Today was a showcase of our students’ talents and abilities. A spectacle of one school entertaining all those that lined the streets to enjoy. Young and old took in 350 students and staff marching as one school down Main Street and through downtown. Today, we ALL marched in the parade.
For the students and staff, it was a chance to come together for the first time this school year, enjoy each others company, and celebrate the blank page that lies before us. How the chapter unfolds is each individual’s choice. However, we also have a collective story that’s being written each and every day. Teams, organizations, and activities are there for all to be involved. Stories of success, accomplishments, failure, and growth will be written and are worth being told. Part of that story was the parade. And today, we ALL marched in the parade.
Today was inspired by two men (Donald Miller and Bob Goff), one book (A Million Miles in a Thousand Years), and a desire to write better stories.
Today we held a parade and it was marvelous!