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Thursday May 5, 2016 at 10:46am Age: 3 yrs
Category: Intermediate


Held as a celebration of the Intermediate School’s Silver Anniversary, this year’s edition of the Olympics-inspired All Stars Assembly on April 21 was full of surprises, but to absolutely no one’s shock, it was a high-octane event full of music, laughter and positive energy for students and staff alike.


The IS Band opened the games marching through the gymnasium with a thundering rendition of Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration.” After that, the energy in the room was unstoppable! Students, teachers, staff – everyone was all-in, whether on the gym floor or from the bleachers. Mr. Swart was a limbo sensation. Mr. Hulle set a new trend with unmatched green and white socks, and rocked a guitar duo with Michael Goliber, computer network specialist. Teachers were vigorously supported and high-fived by students for their participation.


Organizers Theresa Uhelsky, physical education teacher, and Kathie Buying, school librarian, select the assembly’s theme each year, and then work with all special area teachers to bring it to fruition. The technology team helps plan the opening skit.  


According to Ms. Uhelsky, this year’s goal was to bring the event to the next level by incorporating more special areas into activities and promote greater student engagement and excitement. Band students learned the “Celebration” theme song, and in art class, students created posters, hats and decorative displays. “That gave students more ownership of the event and generated more anticipation,” Ms. Uhelsky said. 


“We start planning this program a year in advance, but we are always rewarded on day of the assembly. We have so much fun,” said Mrs. Buying. 


This joyous annual event is on everyone’s calendar. School and district administrators stopped by the IS gym to share in the excitement, and to thank and cheer organizers and participants.