Yesterday, there was a first-ever, students vs. teachers basketball game
at the middle school at which I teach.
It was a celebration of school pride and just fun; part of this year's PBIS
(Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) initiative.
Budget cuts may have stolen our field trips, but they can't steal our school spirit!
The atmosphere was very upbeat and exciting; the kids really got into it!
Don't worry; it's all in good fun. Here's the other side of her sign:
Here's Ms. Blaney's game face; you'd hate to turn a late assignment in to that one, wouldn't you?!
(You'd never guess she hasn't a clue how to play basketball, would you?)
Don't worry; she's actually very nice, and the kids love her.
Of course, the adults got into the game, too; even the secretaries got to take a break.
We had a lot riding on the game; if the staff team won, we'd be given a week of casual-dressing!
I don't remember what the kids were playing for.
Here's our principal, clearly giving it his all against the 6th grade team!
Nice socks, huh?
The seventh grade team had a lot of team spirit :)
We had cheerleaders, too, of course.
I stayed in the stands (where I belonged), but these kids-at-heart really stepped up!
Four of those cheerleaders are moms;
thank goodness their kids aren't old enough to have been in the stands.
The one in the white shirt has four children of her own---
I wonder where she got the energy for this.
Oh, and in case you missed the cheerleader in the back, here he is:
During breaks in the game, we had Minute-to-Win-It games, after which students popped balloons containing specific game-changing notes, such as "Double the students' score" and "Add one point to the staff score" and "One free 50-point shot for a student".
I don't remember the final score,
but I do know that I get to wear jeans all next week! :)