by Matthew Kelly '19
The first few weeks is a chance for everyone to start with a fresh slate. It is a chance for students to begin on the right track if last year did not go the way they wanted. They can also participate in fall activities they did not have the chance to do last year.
For incoming freshman, the beginning of the school year is filled with nervousness and excitement. They will go from being the top dogs of middle school to the babies of high school. Their first week is more of an introduction to the upper school, with two days of classes and getting to know each other before experimental ed.
For the sophomores, finally, not the bottom of the pile. No longer being looked at as the youngest in the school. They begin taking on more leadership roles in the classroom and beyond.
Juniors have finally made it, to parking at the stadium. Being an upperclassman carries a significant role in the community. They are now expected to be leaders for not only the Upper School but the entire Bullis school.
Seniors, it is now time to shine. All eyes will be on you, as you look to close out your tenure at Bullis with a successful year in the classroom, on stage, and on the field. Being a senior means carrying the entire weight of the school on your shoulders, everything starts from the top down.
The energy surrounding the school this year has been unrivaled compared to previous years, “The first weeks back were significantly better in tone and tempo than my first two openings,” said Upper School Assistant Principal Mr. Bailey.
The spirit shown at the first home football game was praised by students and staff. The booster club provided the school with a whiteout theme, “ the student section was a game-changer, we had more attendance and spirit then Quince Orchard did,” said Booster Club President Ike Simon (‘19).
Judging from the banners in front of the student section, the senior class expects to win, drawing praise from Mr. Bailey, “We especially like the direction of the banners in front of the student section and the message,” said Bailey.
The first weeks back have been a positive sign for the year to come. As a student body, we must continue the high spirits.