The Family School Takes a Day Off
By Mike C.
The school took a day off for students to unwind and relax after the conclusion of their summer school session and before the beginning of the fall semester.
The Family School is a year-round school. The summer session is designed to keep their students focused on school while simultaneously making sure everyone enjoys some summer fun. A student’s day consists of four hours of class in the morning followed by an afternoon of activities chosen by the students. All students were offered the chance to earn a full years credit in 6 weeks.
Monday, August 6, was made to transition the students from the summer session to the regular school year. The day involved a mouthwatering barbeque and a surprise trip to the movies for a double feature. “It was nice to do something different and exciting to get ready to start school again in the fall,” said Chris W.
Events like this need to be put together by somebody, and Monday’s somebodies were the school’s barbeque crew members Mike C., Drew G. and Alex T. These three students got out to the grill early in the morning to prepare the food and make sure the barbeque went smoothly and was enjoyable for everyone. Work like this is a chance for certain students to give back to the community and when Drew G. was asked why he volunteered to be on this crew he said, “I enjoy doing a hard day’s work with my good friends.” The barbeque itself was a smashing success as everyone got to enjoy a lunch of hot dogs, beans, cantaloupe and more soda than a kid could ask for. “There is nothing like having a good old fashioned Family School barbeque with all my close friends,” said student Michael C. During the barbeque, students got to listen to music, play volleyball, frisbee and just hang out and play cards with their friends.
Activity Director Paul Geer saved the best for last when he announced that everyone was going to the movies for a double feature extravaganza. The trip to the movies was filled with anticipation for the double feature movie consisting of Ice Age: Total Meltdown and The Dark Night Rises. “Ice Age was fun and goofy while The Dark Night Rises was an action pact thrill ride,” said Tim W. Students got to enjoy popcorn, soda and a snack of their choice, compliments of the Capra Cinemas. The school’s rare trips to the movies are an experience wholly unique for students who go to this school, since it’s not every day that you get to go see a good movie with 100 of your friends. After it was all said and done it was obvious that everyone had a good time. “It was nice to do something different and exciting for a change,” said Eleanor K.