For the second time last Wednesday Skyline held the all school picnic that had activities for students and faculty of all ages.
The idea for the picnic came last year when all the field trips were canceled due to funding issues. After that, a group of parents got together and brainstormed an idea of a picnic to create a special day for all Skyline students.
“It was really fun to be able to hang out with all of the younger kids and to see how they interacted with the older kids, throughout the day,” sophomore Courtney Gamble said. “It was also really cute to see how excited the younger kids got to play in the bounce houses.”
Many different activities were available for the students to spend their time during the picnic. These activities were a petting zoo, bounce houses, hair spray coloring, kickball, basketball, soccer and sidewalk chalk. To end the day the younger kids got back with their class to watch a movie and eat popcorn that was provided by the T-Bird Club.
“I had a lot of fun hanging out with the younger kids and watching them play all day, but I think we should have had some more things to do,” junior Raul Rios said. “Although it was good for the kids to be able to hangout with other kids that aren’t their age.”
The picnic started at 10:30 a.m. and ended at 1:30 p.m. after the entire school took a picture together outside in the bleachers. Students stayed with their T-Birds Teams throughout the day and participated in the different activities with their group. Lunch was served at different times for the different groups. The lunch included a hot dog, beans, carrots, chips and a cookie.
“I think what sets Skyline a part is the leadership from our high schoolers, dedication of the staff and willingness of parent volunteers,” picnic coordinator Diane House said. “We couldn’t do things like this without all of these people. So I think today was an amazing reflection of who the Skyline community is.”
The purpose of the picnic was for staff and students at Skyline to have a day to get together, relax and have a good time.