Eighth Grade Dominoes and Finding Beauty

And the Eighth Graders fall like dominoes! No, they are not sick. Yes, we all made it to Boston and are safe. The falling came in during our first subway ride. The plane trip, no problem; bus ride, seamless (even with much luggage); but when we were safely tucked away in that first subway car and it lurched forward…each surprised student tipped back just far enough to tip the person behind them. It all happened very fast, the chain reaction of unprepared Floridian teens continued in just a few seconds all the way to the end until the last of our group was gently supported by the local seated at the back of the subway car who saw it all coming.

Springtime in Boston is full of beauty. Today our crew enjoyed lots of public transportation, an amazing lunch, a tour of the New State House and several open green spaces. A highlight of the day was an hour at Garden Park.

While it’s a big city, the contrast of the tall, modern buildings and shorter, older brick buildings provides such beautiful scenery. The foliage is in full bloom, dogwoods displaying their blossoms, tulips lining the park, monuments and statues everywhere we turned, even the cemeteries are beautiful.

The most beauty, though, was displayed in the relationships that shone through the day. Friends shared a bag, taking turns carrying it. Girls walked arm in arm across the busy streets. A kick line may or may not have erupted in the midst of the beautiful park. What a joy it is to witness such sweet beautiful students caring for each other in their newly expanded world!

 

by Melissa Paul, parent blogger

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January 16, 2019
  • Spirit Week

    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
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  • GS Chapel

    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
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  • DR Mentor Groups

    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
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January 17, 2019
  • Spirit Week

    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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  • Schedule C

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
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  • 11th Gr - College Planning

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 12:45 pm- 1:15 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Greek Movie Night

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Mount Dora Christian Academy

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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January 18, 2019
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    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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  • 3rd Gr - Greek Olympics

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 8:15 am- 3:00 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Cathedral Tours

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Peter Rabbit Kick-Off Celebration

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm
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    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 2:25 pm- 2:46 pm
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  • Girls Varsity soccer home vs Crooms (Senior night)

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs Trinity Lutheran

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Boys Vars Soccer Home vs Crooms - Senior Night

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • 2nd Gr - Parents Knight Out

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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January 19, 2019
  • French I - IV (Les Miserables)

    Date: January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
    Time: 3:00 pm- 12:00 am
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January 16, 2019
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    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Schedule B

    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
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  • GS Chapel

    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
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  • DR Mentor Groups

    Date: January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:36 am
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January 17, 2019
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    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Schedule C

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
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  • 11th Gr - College Planning

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 12:45 pm- 1:15 pm
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  • 8th Gr - Greek Movie Night

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Girls Basketball Away Game vs. Mount Dora Christian Academy

    Date: January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
    Time: 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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January 18, 2019
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    Date: January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
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  • 3rd Gr - Greek Olympics

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 8:15 am- 3:00 pm
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  • 4th Gr - Cathedral Tours

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 8:30 am- 2:30 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Peter Rabbit Kick-Off Celebration

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm
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  • Pep Rally

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 2:25 pm- 2:46 pm
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  • Girls Varsity soccer home vs Crooms (Senior night)

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs Trinity Lutheran

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Osceola Prep

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Boys Vars Soccer Home vs Crooms - Senior Night

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm
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  • 2nd Gr - Parents Knight Out

    Date: January 18, 2019 - January 18, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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January 19, 2019
  • French I - IV (Les Miserables)

    Date: January 19, 2019 - January 20, 2019
    Time: 3:00 pm- 12:00 am
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