PHS students lead at 6th grade retreat

PHS students lead at 6th grade retreat

Written by Samantha Kioshi | Reporter

6th graders and their high school leaders play team building games on the football field
6th graders and their high school leaders play team building games on the football field

    Princeton Community Middle School (PCMS) 6th graders had a unique opportunity this past Thursday: the chance to go through assorted team building activities, and also the chance to get to know their fellow Vikings from other parts of the district. Princeton District is a large area, with students coming from 7 different elementary schools. In past years, students never officially got this type of chance to get to know their fellow Vikings.

    “Today is a team building day, organized by the 6th grade teachers, to build relationships, and focus on embracing diversity,” said William Sprankles, 6th-12th grade principal.

    The students were divided into groups of 10, with 1 or 2 high school leaders designated to each. Groups spent half of their time on the football field doing certain games such as Crab Walk Soccer, Crows Vs. Trains, and Ships and Sailors, and the other half in the PCMS building doing group bonding activities.

    “I had fun playing outside and making friends from other schools!” said Chandra Sok, PCMS 6th grader.

    It was a privilege for a large group of Princeton High School (PHS) students to be a part of this experience. Every student that was there was recommended by at least 2 teachers and were all part of one of the various sports/clubs offered at PHS. These students came from the football team, National Honor Society, band, and so many more. The PHS students were selected as leaders because of their involvement in extracurricular activities and their good grade, making them the perfect choice to lead our newest PCMS Vikes.

    Overall, the day was a success in everyone’s eyes. All the 6th graders loved the fact that they not only got to know each other, but also make some high school friends. Administration was pleased with the outcome of the day and so were all of the PHS students that got to help out with this amazing project.

    “Today was really fun! I hope we’re allowed to do it again sometime,” said Noah Torlope, PCMS 6th grader.

High school leaders led discussions in the middle school as well as on the football field
High school leaders led discussions in the middle school as well as on the football field
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