Vista Academy of Garland held their end-of-the-year Field Day on Friday, June 3.
Audrah Webb, a second-grade teacher, led a team of 20 teachers and staff in coordinating a very successful and fun event, said Campbell Gillis, campus director of the school. He went on to say that more than 15 parent/family volunteers showed up to assist with the days’ activities.
Earlier in the week, students created tie-dye t-shirts to wear during their activity day. With the help of teachers, the students created individual class t-shirts ranging from yellow, blue, pink, purple and green for each grade level.
“Nearly 200 students, many with families who came to participate, rotated with their class among 10 different stations. Each stop featured different games and activities including relays and races and even a watermelon seed spitting contest,” Gillis said.
Six- and seventh-grade students volunteered during the event. They encouraged the younger kids and acted as referees at each of the 10 stations set-up during the activity.
Taking a break from the sweltering 97-degree temperature, students were excited to eat CiCi’s pizza for lunch. Afterwards, they finished their games and participated in an end of year raffle in the school gym.
During the year, student’s earned raffle tickets for good behavior and attendance, which they used to compete for more than 70 prizes that were handed out. Some of those prizes included iPod shuffles, handheld games, water-squirters and various balls and games.
Vista was thrilled to close out another great year in Garland with a fun (albeit exhausting) celebration honoring their wonderful students and families.