One of my favorite annual activities is baking Christmas cookies. Sometime I end up baking them during the second week of December, but this year I made them this past weekend. As usual I made three types: Lebkuchen, Molasses and Sugar Cookies. While I enjoy making and eating all three of them, my favorite type is sugar cookies.
At Columbia School District we encourage our students to have favorite pursuits, and much like I enjoy baking Christmas cookies, our students enjoy participating in various activities. This past weekend our about forty of our Columbia Central High School students participated in a musical play. The students had been diligently practicing their lines and songs for quite a few weeks. The sets were nice and the actors and actresses performed well. One of the things I noticed about many of the students in the play was that just like I make several different types of cookie, most of the participants are involved in several activities at Columbia.
Additionally this past weekend our Columbia Upper Elementary Lego Robotics Team competed in a robotics meet. This is a new activity and is giving the students an opportunity to use teamwork and problem solving strategies to plan, develop, program and build the robot. This activity helps the participants build their critical thinking skills and exposes them to a future in robotics. Much like I enjoy baking Christmas cookies, the robotics students enjoy participating in this educational and fun activity.
Whether a student enjoys after school activities like plays or robotics, or likes participating in sports, band, honor society or leadership activities, they make the school experience better, just like frosting does on the sugar cookies. At Columbia School District we encourage our students and their families to be involved in school sponsored and community activities. If you are interested in learning more about the activities offered for your student, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 5175926641.