Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The day before Halloween the three home rooms in the third-floor Math area met for a large trick-or-treat block party during the half-hour Thursday break called Common Ground. Led by Principal Deb Gillespie, senior Kasey Ng,and junior Leighton Kunz, students went from room to room to get candy, pie, popcorn, cheese sticks and other treats. It was a great opportunity to meet with other common grounds, relax, and socialize.

Each 15-student Common Ground group mixes students from all four classes, students who might not know each other in daily school life. The common ground stays together through all four years of the school, losing seniors each year and adding Freshmen. These homeroom-style once-a-week meetings allow students to meet and talk outside the demands of organized classes or activities.