Manor High School students, teachers, and staff will come back from Winter Break in January revitalized and reenergized with help from four weeks of motivational events planned for the campus.
On Jan. 2, which is the last day of break for students and a staff development day, MHS educators will attend a presentation from Aric Bostick, a motivational speaker and former school teacher and coach. Mr. Bostick specializes in motivating educators and parents on how to connect with, engage and inspire students to want to learn from them and succeed in school and in life.
A back to school pep rally will also be held the first week as well to energize the students as they return from winter break.
The second week students return from break will feature a courtyard decorating event.
The third week back, students will be able to attend a presentation by Mr. Bostick. Mr. Bostick will customize his presentation to speak directly to students about the importance of engaging with school to succeed in the future.
And to round out the month-long series of motivational events, MHS will be participating in Challenge Day the fourth week students return from break. Challenge Day is a day-long interactive workshop where teens are encouraged to break down social barriers and work toward greater understanding, empathy, and engagement through a series of talks, exercises, and discussions.
As ChallengeDay.org states: “Imagine a school where everyone feels safe, loved and celebrated. Imagine enemies finding common ground and making peace; friends healing past hurts and making amends; people igniting their passion for service and leadership; adults and youth working together to create a school where everyone is included and thrives. This is Challenge Day.”
These events are designed to not only motivate students in the new semester, but also support their social and emotional health.