As the school year enters into the final stretch, things are really starting to heat up here at the middle school. Our big trips to D.C. and the Cape are over, but each grade still has field trips to go on: the MFA, hiking, roller-skating, Kimball?s, Tower Hill and more! We just celebrated a fantastic Latin Banquet, an orchestra concert, and still have a chorus concert, band concert, Cape Cod night and Trills and Thrills coming up all within the next 3 weeks!
It is also an exciting time of year for us since the fifth graders come to visit! Two weeks ago, fifth graders from Claypit Hill came for a tour, and this week students from Happy Hollow are joining in a rite of passage, being welcomed at what will become their new school next year. These visits always signal an end to a cohort of students, but allow us to get to know another new group just as quickly. It was great seeing the eager faces piling into the auditorium to learn about their new school. Even the outgoing eighth graders were excited. Many remarked to their teachers of wanting to go out and welcome the fifth graders. I am sure they are hoping that they can have the same experience when they have their Step-Up Day later this month.