|The 2016/17 Alpha Team - what a great looking group!|
This year Alpha took our annual orientation to Shelburne Beach on Monday, September 12th. The purpose of our orientation is to welcome and teach the 6th graders about Alpha. It is also helpful for everyone to learn a little about each other. The Alpha 8th graders took several weeks to prepare different stations that connect to Alpha. Each station had a game that was connected to a team identified trait such as Teamwork, Leadership, Trust, Dedication, Problem Solving, and Perseverance. All the 6th and 7th graders split into groups and went through all the stations. By the end of the day the purpose is that they know more about Alpha and learn new skills to help them in middle school. During the orientation we also played fun games like Capture the Flag and Island Tag which helped us build teamwork. Overall, everyone had a good time and it was a successful trip.
|One problem game created by the 8th graders for their younger classmates|
|The 8th grade Alpha Class - at Oakledge Park for their leadership retreat where the beach day planning begins|
|What is leadership - this activity challenged teammates to explore this important theme|
|Teamwork and collaboration - this team helped classmates explore this essential element of any group work|
|Trust - an essential element of all healthy relationships, this team explored that idea|
|Dedication - helping teammates understand the need to commit in order to succeed|