Spirit Week and Homecoming Festivities Brought Excitement To SAES Community
Posted October 16, 2012
Spirit Week was a great success filled with energy on both campuses. The week of activities included PJ day, Wild/Wacky Wednesday, Twin day(Jersey Day for IS) and Dress like your tent(US) and Red/White day (IS/MS). Spirit Week culminated with the tent viewing ceremony in which the Seniors took first place and then the pep rally.
The Intermediate school students enjoyed an Apple Cider press lesson courtesy of Chef Colin and each got to press and take home a bottle of cider.
On Saturday, Homecoming kicked off with a school-wide Walkathon to raise funds for the Homeless through Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington. According to Madeline Wallace, Director of Special Events, “It was the most successful walk with 197 walkers ranging from Preschool to Grandparents. And we raised more than $5,800 for the cause. Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day, especially those who volunteered their time”
A big thank you to Margie Tommer (Homecoming Chair), Jennifer Freedman (LS Homecoming Chair), Jill Casasola (Walkathon Co-Chair) & Gabrielle Herderschee-Hunter (Walkathon Co-Chair) for their tireless efforts.
Wallace also noted, “After the Walkathon, there was a great turnout for all of the Homecoming festivities, including an Alumni vs. Faculty/Staff soccer game where the Alumni won 2-1.”
The Little Lions participated in a mini-walk and Branden Glaser (2nd grade) took top honors in the School Spirit Parade.
After the mini-walk the Lower school students participated in a scavenger hunt that carrying them to several check points throughout the campus. The winning team was led by Mrs. Widricks (PSII teacher). The students were: Sam (PK), Naomi (PK), Florence (K), Piper (K), Kosette (K), Arjun (K), Jackson (PK), Kaeden (3rd grade).
“We had a successful Bake Sale,” according to Wallace. “Special thanks to chairs Ana Pabon-Naab and Cyndi Lambert.”
There were also fun rides and activities for kids, great food and the Varsity and Junior Varsity Homecoming soccer games.
Congratulations to the victorious boys and girls varsity soccer teams who beat Potomac 1-0 and Stone Ridge 3-1, respectively. The boys JV team also won their match against St. James 1-0.
The night ended with a class of ’87 event in which current and retired faculty members reunited with the SAES alums. Meanwhile, the current SAES students enjoyed the Homecoming Dance on campus.