A TIME OF RECOGNITION
As we transition from a rainy spring to a humid summer, Field teachers and students have dedicated time for joyous and mindful recognition of each other's success. Some of this takes
the form of more official and traditional awards ceremonies like the sports banquet (who could forget Aaron Bachmann getting a watering-can rainshower in a plastic kiddie pool?), the academic luncheon (check out the video shown at the luncheon here
), and the awards assembly. Some is from hilarious yet thoughtful ceremonies like the 8th grade ice cream social, where teachers look deep into their crystal balls to tell their students' futures. But much of it happens naturally every day throughout the year, from cheering on a fellow student's performance (we've enjoyed singing, dancing, speeches, and baton twirling lately—and the talent really is amazing!) to quiet recognition of a classmate's insightful comment or a job well done.
Generosity of heart has been on full display as award winners, performers, and good school citizens are congratulated by enthusiastic cheers, wide smiles, and many high fives from their peers. The positivity that we cultivate as a community buoys us all as we celebrate each of our accomplishments. For some of us, it's getting a paper done before the deadline. For some of us, it's finally getting that grade or score we've been hoping for. For some of us, it's finally making a basket in a game or winning a city championship relay. For some of us, it's running a student government campaign we're proud of, whether we win or lose. Field students, teachers, and staff are always working towards our own personal bests. We take this time of year to celebrate each other. Think about how far you've come since the beginning of the year!