SHAM: A time to think, lead, explore, and reflect
SHAM stands for Study Hall, Honors, Activities, and Meetings, and it is a daily fixture in our students' lives. SHAM is a typical 40-minute block of time following lunch each day. Monday is reserved for meetings—class meetings, all-school assemblies, and Winter Internship meetings. Tuesday through Friday, students enjoy a period of time during the day where they can participate in a variety of activities and honors classes based solely on their interests. Unlike other middle and high schools, where clubs and activities take place primarily before or after school—and often conflict, forcing students to choose—SHAM is built into each day, allowing students to play sports, to be musicians, to feed their love of theater, anime, Seinfeld, and robotics—to participate in the activities that make them happy, and that ultimately help to shape their character.
Aaron Bachmann, Director of Student Life
Activities are one of the best opportunities for student leadership at Field. The key to it all is the students—they're the ones who come up with the ideas and run the clubs...and they get to see what it takes to lead their peers.