Well, I guess I just have to admit it—it is down right fun to celebrate with our students at pep assemblies. This afternoon’s pep assembly celebrated the end of the first quarter. We recognized our Lego, Cross Country, and Boys’ Volleyball teams, Lincoln Leaders, Ultimate Frisbee, Student Council, and Yearbook Clubs. We welcomed Mrs. Rapacz back to class. She returns from her maternity leave and we are excited to have her back! And finally, we wrapped up Red Ribbon Week by “striking” out drugs and supporting healthy, active lifestyles. Pep assemblies offer us the rare opportunity to gather as an entire student body...all 682 students and 80 staff members! Nearly 700 smiling (or grinning?) adolescent faces are worth celebrating, wouldn’t you agree?