The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 23, 2006


The three-legged race gets underway during Civility Day. (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)

Students of all ages enjoy Carlisle School's Civility Day

Throwing balls, leading a blindfolded partner, trying to "hula" two hula-hoops — these are a few of the fun and challenging activities which the Carlisle School eighth graders organized to support Civility Day. With over 1,000 students and staff participating, the day could have also been called "Unity Day." The goal is to promote teamwork, leadership and respect, and the school's third annual Civility Day was "well liked," said Carlisle School Principal Stephen Goodwin. "The younger students just worship the older students," said Carlisle Superintendent Marie Doyle. Multiple teams containing all grade levels — created by "shaking up the bucket," explained Doyle — rotated between activities led by two or three eighth graders. To top off their experience, all were treated to popsicles. Special events such as Civility Day are part of the school's bullying and teasing education program.

Second-grader Emily Barrow (left) and sixth-grader Alison Richard attempt to eat their donuts without touching them or letting them fall. (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito