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Schoolwide Harvest Festival

Katie Gibbons

The notion that what we plant today will harvest tomorrow came into fruition this year during our annual Harvest Festival with the Middle School Aviators guiding the Lower School students through various interactive stations. For the first time in AVS history, the middle schoolers designed and led the activity stations for the younger students and helped to recreate the community carnival-esque fun that they experienced during their Lower School years. The students used their ingenuity to devise stations, ranging from “Candy Corn Toss” to “Mummify Me.” Embodying the 3 Be’s of be kind, be respectful, and be proud, the Middle School students also modeled exemplary Aviator leadership.  

The event kicked off with the friendly yet competitive teacher relay race, this time between Middle School and Lower School teams. The community’s creativity was on full display as everyone paraded around in a costume of their choosing and making. For example, the first grade teachers dressed as “bucket fillers” (from the children’s book, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today”) while the third grade educators were members of a marine food chain. The parents were welcomed back to the campus to enjoy the festivities, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Having the entire community participate in this beloved annual tradition is the harvest that we have long awaited.

Here are some photos from the event, thanks to our Admissions Associate Nate Oliveira.