For the first time this year Skyline got the whole students body together to create the T-Birds teams. The teams consisted of one upperclassmen team leader and other students of varying ages.
On October 17, the high school leaders got together and were taught how to be a better leader for Skyline. They were taught how to be organized for the upcoming T-Bird team activities. They also were taught how to be in charge instead of the teachers, which helps them to be a stronger leader. They got quizzed on a few questions about Skyline too.
“The T-Bird teams are beneficial to our school because they help us connect with the younger kids and get to know everyone,” freshman Kara Bower said. “It helps build leadership.”
The first time the teams met up, the activities consisted of everyone getting familiar and more comfortable around each other by remembering everyone’s name. Each group then came up with different rules that would help make Skyline a better place. They also came up with a little signal to do with each other when seeing other team members throughout the day.
“I think the teams help the younger kids get to know the older kids and this helps the school become unified,” sophomore Carson Lee said.
High schoolers are big role models for the younger kids since they get to see them every day. Getting to spend a little bit of time with the people they look up to means a lot to the little kids.
“I had fun because I got to play games with the big kids,” first grader Chase Stratford said.
The purpose of the teams was for everyone of all ages in the school to come together and be more appreciative of the small school and become closer as a community.