Every day you pass down the halls, constantly hearing students groan about their next class and how much they’d rather be home doing something else with their friends. Or there are the kids at the edge of the halls that are silent and just want this school day to be over so they don’t have to deal with everyone there once again. In comes in the solution that was proposed not too long ago. Climate Day. The day where there are no classes, activities galore, and a chance to socialize with old friends and new throughout the day.
The day started out as just a simple anti-bullying day for BMHS to continue its unique string of taking on challenges in a new way. On this day, each kid is allowed to choose three areas of activity and take part in one during each block. These range from cooking Halloween treats all the way to experimenting with various scientific materials. At the end of the day, the whole school gathers outside for a pep rally.
Kerrin Massey, a senior at the school, has said she finds the day worth trying and that it really is a fun day for students to try new things. “I feel like it’s a day of just...you get to relax and have fun. Share each other’s thoughts and ideas and just help each other out.” She says when describing what she thinks of the day.
Teachers on the other hand have a different view. Mrs. McAndrew, a world history teacher at the school, has worked on the committee for Climate Day this year. She too sees this day as a positive thing for students and teachers alike. “We started a School Climate Day as a way for students to contribute positively to our school climate, meet new teachers, and meet new students.” She says. “We also believe it is important to show that as a school, we can relax and focus on building relationships- not just academics.”
While it has only been around for a mere four years, Climate Day is slowly coming along with becoming its own tradition at BMHS. Future generations who will attend this school will have this day to look forward to while the school continually tries to perfect this day to make it the best it can be and spreading its anti-bullying message through the minds of all those who enter.