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Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 7:12 a.m. PST

Today is an annual event at the high school where I teach. Every student and every faculty member is expected to be on campus today, but there are no classes in session. Instead, the four grade levels compete against each other in a variety of games and events, for pride and bragging rights. All are dressed in athletic clothing (or at least t-shirts and jeans), in class colors, faces and bodies painted in vibrant matching hues. Did any of you have a scheduled no-classes school day? If so, do you remember it fondly? Waste of time?

Waco Joe28 Oct 2016 7:23 a.m. PST

I never had those when growing up (late 60s-70s). However both my boys had days like that, usually in the spring though.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 7:42 a.m. PST

Never in my 31 years of teaching in high school. Everything sounds like fun except the face and body painting. That is very uncool.

Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

Seniors just won the egg toss…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Oct 2016 8:57 a.m. PST

Nothing like that when I went to school…

jefritrout Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 12:27 p.m. PST

In elementary school – yes. High School – not at all.

Personal logo UltraOrk Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 7:48 p.m. PST

it was always at the end of the year
called it Field Day.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2016 3:20 a.m. PST

Not in the mid 40's through '58….

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 3:01 a.m. PST

it was always at the end of the year
called it Field Day.

Same here. Only in middle school though. Never did that in high school.

JSchutt01 Nov 2016 1:45 a.m. PST

It was indeed called "Field Day."

Fond memories. Pulled my ribbons from an old tarnished frame my Mother made to keep them safe after 53 years. Track and field events including a tug of war between grades marked the all day event with first, second and third place ribbons awarded. Not sure if such ribbons are given… or accomplishments celebrated anymore….

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Old Wolfman17 Nov 2016 6:47 a.m. PST

Don't remember it happening where I went to school.

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