Teachers breaking the dress code, students wheelbarrow racing and stuffing their faces with watermelon … at orientation on Aug. 26, high school students were introduced to or reminded of the Country Day spirit.
Students visited each of their classes for 15 minutes, attended Student Council’s “What Not to Wear” fashion show and competed in games on the field. As in the annual Ancil Hoffman Capture-the-Flag game, the black team, comprised of freshmen and seniors, competed against the red team, consisting of sophomores and juniors.
The black team won, earning root beer floats, which red team members may buy for $2, Student Council announced on Aug. 28.
Junior Nate Leavy jumps during the sack race. (Photo by Sanjana Anand)
At the first high school meeting, head of high school Brooke Wells reads "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
Racing to the finish line, junior Keshav Anand wheelbarrows junior Nate Leavy. (Photo by Arijit Trivedi)
Junior Sydney Turner tries not to choke on her watermelon as she and sophomore Craig Bolman devour the fruit. (Photo by Héloïse Schep)
As teammate Jason Li (second from right), a senior, waits to take over in the sack race, freshman Ross Vargo jumps toward the finish. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
During the sponge pass game, sophomore Evan Grinjsztein extends the sponge over his head to sophomore Lilah Shorey. (Photo by Elise Sommerhaug)
Junior Sarina Rye opens her new locker for the first time. (Photo by Héloïse Schep)
Senior Yumi Moon explains the rules of the three-legged race to students. (Photo by Sarina Rye)
Running in sync, sophomore Lilah Shorey and junior Anna Fluetsch return to their team in the three-legged race. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
During break, students eat bagels, fruit and other snacks provided by the Parents Association. (Photo by Elise Sommerhaug)
As teammate Stella Fluetsch, a freshman, collapses at the finish line, senior Jason Li begins wheelbarrowing freshman Ibrahim Mohey-Eldin. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
Freshman Ibrahim Mohey-Eldin quickly hands a dripping sponge to freshman Ross Vargo in the sponge pass game. (Photo by Sarina Rye)
Racing against juniors Michael Tovar (fourth from right) and Anna Fluetsch (third from right), freshmen Emily Cook (far right) and Savanna Karmue (second from right) devour their watermelon slices. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
At Student Council's annual "What Not to Wear" fashion show, biology teacher Kellie Whited (far right) demonstrates the dress code's policy prohibiting sleepwear. (Photo by Larkin Barnard-Bahn)
After finishing the orientation games, students take advantage of the drinks and popsicles provided by Student Council. (Photo by Miles Morrow)