SIS News Archive
Last Friday night, approximately 50 middle schoolers streamed back into the school doors to have a night of “Stress-free” movie-watching. This was part of the 8th grade life skills culminating project #NAH, which stands for “Need A Hug”.
Two movies were chosen (by way of voting during the previous lunch periods) for viewing on the Bayside campus: Monsters, Inc. and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2. The purpose was to bring students together with one sole purpose: to have fun and be stress-free.
When asked how the event went, Mr. Mark Knudsen, the MS Life Skills teacher put: “it was an easy, nice night. It gave kids options.”
Not only the students got a few hours of down-time from homework during the week, but a second projected effect of this event was to allow parents a short break, as well.
Beyond getting their hands stamped (see photo), attending students were left with a personalized ‘souvenir’ for the event. They were asked to bring in a t-shirt that they could write on, and students were writing all over each other’s shirt with happy, positive comments. “It was nice to see everyone included,” notes Mr. Knudsen, “and receiving happy, positive comments from everyone.. not just their friends.”
A big thank you to the 8th graders that helped organize this event, like Angel Sun and Michelle Lee. From this event we can see global citizenship emerge: if you want a positive, stress-free environment around you, you have to join in the action and choose to be positive yourself.
by Rebecca O’Brien