March 19, 2021
Anyone that works in the school will tell you that March can be a long month for kids. Some want spring, some want winter, there’s not a break in the month - we had the idea to do something fun every single day, so we made our own version of March Madness.
We started off with Zero Discrimination Day. Students and staff shared words of kindness on post-it notes and put them on the desks and doors. Everyone went home with a big stack. We also recognized music on National Anthem Day. All of the staff will do something different and fun in their classrooms and it looks different across all grades.
We’re really looking forward to our running challenge outside, and making a donation to the Maine Cancer Foundation. It’s a great way to celebrate being healthy while giving to a good cause.
Periodically we do different events and this year has limited our options, but we’ve been able to do things within the covid boundaries. Things looked different, but we were grateful to be able to keep the traditions going.
All of these days speak to our S.A.F.E (Service, Academics, Faith, Excellence) mission, and the students really look forward to everyday. It’s something fun and exciting and oftentimes a highlight of the school. We’ve seen a lot of 8th graders include March Madness as a peak of their time at SJS in their yearbook write-ups.
- Nancy Naimey - Principal of St. James School