Should We Bring Back Field Day?
December 9, 2022
Field Day was a fun and memorable experience that most high schoolers did back in elementary school, which brought students together in a positive and constructive atmosphere through exciting games and activities! If we bring back this awesome event, it could be greatly beneficial for the community; both its staff and its students. One student and a teacher shares their thoughts and opinions on this.
What do you think about Field Day?
“I think Field Day is a fun day where teachers and students get to bond together over athletic activities.”
How would you feel if Field Day happened here?
“I don’t know how I’d feel honestly. It would be a good thing for a lot of students but a lot of other students might feel depressed that they can’t perform as well as others.”
What would you like to see in this Field Day if AHS does one?
“If AHS does one, I definitely want them to bring back the Parachute cause that was a lot of fun–I have a lot of memories of that. And Scooter or Wheelchair races were a lot of fun as well!”
Do you think Field Day can impact our school?
“I think Field Day can impact our school in both positive and negative ways. Positive being it would be stress relief, it could be a chance for students and teachers to bond closer with each other–you can think of each other as more like friends. The negative aspect would be that people might start focusing more on that instead of their own personal studies.”
Can you describe what Field Day is?
“Field Day is a day of laughter. It’s a day where students get to just be themselves, be silly, have fun–just be kids without getting in trouble for–without getting yelled at for. They can just have fun with their friends and a couple of their favorite teachers!”
What do you think about Field Day?
“I think field day is awesome! I think Field Day is a wonderful time to play and pretend like we’re kids again.”
How would Field Day look like if AHS did one?
“If we did a Field Day, we would have a bunch of stations, we would have a bunch of competitions, [and] games throughout the day.”
Has AHS did anything like a Field Day?
“We’ve done them before. The way we did them before was we did a half day where we shortened the schedules like a bulldog day. [We] got rid of bulldog time completely, cause then you’ll only have 3 classes. And then we’d do each class for–I wanna say–an hour each; so we did 8 to 9 for second hour, 9 to 10 for fourth hour, 10 to 11 for sixth hour. Then we have lunch–we have like barbeque lunch–cookout. And then we started everything after lunch; we had a frisbee gold upfront, we did like a water balloon toss. We had a volleyball tournament in the gym–we only had one gym that we did it in, we didn’t have the remodel yet–then after that, we did a basketball tournament. I think we showed a movie in the auditorium… and then just a bunch of little games like what we did for [Community Time]!”
How long ago was this?
“18-19, so 2019. I wanna say it was May of 2019.”
Can Field Day influence or impact the AHS community?
“I think it can be huge! After the last one we did, everybody was super happy–y’know, the students got to see the teachers in a different light; a couple of kids threw water balloons at me, and they thought it was the funnest ting ever–yeah, it was super cool! One of your cousins got me with a balloon–he was a freshman–Isaac. It was really funny, he thought he was gonna get suspended. [But] yeah, so, with him, Isaac and I got to know each other that day. [Overall], it does huge things for the culture because–then the kids get to see the other kids in other light; they get to see new friends, they get to see the adults in a different way–just a fun time.”
Did teachers participate in these games and activities?
“Yes, so the way it worked was we had a teacher sponsor each event and activity [like Academy Time].”
Could you describe what field day is?
“To me, what a field day is, is it’s just a day where we don’t do classes, instead, we do games.”