Our Middle School Spring Focus Day provided students time to think about who they are, and who they want to be. Through large and small group discussions, students and teachers, explored the impact of social media, and peer and societal pressures.
The day kicked off with a performance by American Idol contestant Casey McQuillen, who shared her personal experiences and the lessons she learned as a teen and young adult. Part of Casey’s “You Matter” tour, her performance had students laughing, gasping, but also stepping into the shoes of others. In the Media Matters portion of the day, students deconstructed advertisements and considered the inferred pressures of what they saw in print and on the screen.
In this age of on-the-go, the entire Middle School community appreciated the time stop and be both mindful and accountable for their actions.