With a new homeroom system and Field Day newcomers in both freshman and sophomore classes, this year’s Field Day will be one for the books. Headed by P.E teacher and head football coach Mr. Chad Garrison, Field Day will be Friday, October 15 and will feature quite a few changes.
The day will begin with Mass and then students will split into their homerooms and head to their respective activities where they will enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast provided by the Home and School board. While in previous years homerooms have been divided by grade, this year the mix of grades will create a new dynamic.
“It’s a great opportunity to bring our community together,” Coach Garrison said. “We are working for one goal even if it’s something like winning a dodgeball game.”
Activities include soccer at the stadium, tug-of-war, volleyball, and drag races at Seaver Field, dodgeball in the gyms, and trivia in the cafeteria. In addition to the homeroom activities, a schoolwide hula-hoop contest will be held at the end of the day with students electing 12 representatives from their grade to compete.
New this year will be the competitive nature of the games. Points will be tracked and awarded based on a homeroom’s performance in different events, and the winner will be announced at the end of the day and possibly receive a prize.
Despite Field Day being divided by mixed-grade homerooms, each class will wear their respective colors. Coach Garrison hopes this will help inspire the upperclassmen to lead their homerooms, as two grades of underclassmen have never experienced a St. Pius X Field Day.
“It’s a chance to see somebody else that you have in a class that you don’t really know,” Coach Garrison said. “If [upperclassmen] are having fun the younger kids are having fun.”
Even though Field Day will be organized differently than ever before, faculty organizers are excited about the opportunity for a fun day of competition and community building.