I have the honor and the privledge of working at Bishop Carroll, one of the most fantastic schools in the city. We have a reputation for being one of the most welcoming high school communities. One of the ways we foster this sense of community is through relationship and team building opportunities.
This past week we offered a SPIRIT WEEK for our students. Each day was filled with opportunities for students to interact and have fun.
Monday- Casey the our mascot was around the building. We also hosted an In -province Post Secondary fair in the afternoon.
Tuesday- Carroll Apparel Day. Students were encouraged to wear this years school shirts. We also had a school opening mass.
Wednesday- Clubs Day- Over the lunch hour students were invited to the gym to check out displays from our over 22 clubs. I am pleased to be one of the teacher sponsors for the anime club this year, and was proud to watch my team sign up over 30 new members.
Thursday- We had a fall sport pep rally. After school students who wanted to attend the football game were able to gather before the game to create a cheering section.
Friday- Carroll Carnival. For the last two hours of the day students were able to participate in a variety of sports and amusement activities.
This week provided many opportunites for chats, laughs, smiles and general enjoyment. I feel that it has a fantastic impact on the school moral and cohesiveness.
How do other school build a sense of community in their buildings? I look forward to learning from you and reading your responses.