Traditions Are Important

By Mrs. Isabel O’Driscoll, Student Services

Traditions are so important in community life, and the pancake breakfast is one of the favorite traditions at Geneva! I’ve done a little research, and it seems that the pancake breakfast started as a student government event for Shrove Tuesday, and everyone loved it so much that for the past twelve years there is at least one day a year when the students arrive to a pancake breakfast! The administration puts on their aprons and flips pancakes for the students and faculty.

In the early days when it all started, the administrators lined the hallways and served the students as they arrived, but soon there were so many students and so much food that we needed to move into the gym.

Janzen Harding, class of 2012 and a current faculty member, remembers being so excited for pancake breakfast day! She looks back at those days being some of her favorites. Her classmate Michaela O’Driscoll remembers, “I always looked forward to pancake breakfasts as a way to relax and spend time with my friends and teachers outside the classroom. It felt like an acknowledgement of the work I was doing in school and a time of reprieve from my studies if only for a moment. The camaraderie among students and teachers was palpable and a feeling I still remember to this day.”

Seventh grader Landon Agurto was so excited to finally get to be a part of the pancake breakfast this year!

This morning we had Mr. Ingram, Dr. Clark, and Dr. Beates cooking up blueberry pancakes, Chinese savory pancake, and French toast. Moms in Prayer offered all the fixings with chocolate chips, Nutella, pecans, coconut, and sprinkles! Father’s Watch took part arriving with spatulas in hand. Parents provided delicious casseroles and fresh fruit.  The result was a gym buzzing with students and faculty relaxing and enjoying a great breakfast together!

I’m not sure how this important tradition will play out in our new venue next year, but I have no doubt that it is something that will just get better as we move into our beautiful new Geneva home!

   

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February 20, 2019
  • Schedule B

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • GS Chapel

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 9:00 am
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  • DR Mentor Groups

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:36 am
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  • College Fair Meeting

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm
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  • Tennis away match vs. LHP

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. Faith

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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February 21, 2019
  • Schedule C

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Junior College Meeting

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
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  • Tennis away match vs. Masters

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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  • CFML MS Track Meet

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. FA Leesburg

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Beach Volleyball Match vs Bishop Moore

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Softball Away Game vs. Pine Ridge HS

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:15 pm- 6:15 pm
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  • Rhetoric Preview Night

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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February 22, 2019
  • Schedule A

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch (1st Shift)

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • Fathers Watch (2nd Shift)

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 7:45 am- 9:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - Bowling Trip

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 11:15 am- 2:00 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Revolutionary War Re-enactment

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 11:30 am- 2:45 pm
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  • K4 - Pet Fair

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
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  • GRASS DIY Project

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
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  • Softball Home Game vs. Faith Christian

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Track Meet Away

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Dialectic Dance

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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February 23, 2019
  • Early Childhood Prospective Parent Event

    Date: February 23, 2019 - February 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
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February 20, 2019
  • Schedule B

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • GS Chapel

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 8:25 am- 9:00 am
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  • DR Mentor Groups

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:36 am
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  • College Fair Meeting

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm
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  • Tennis away match vs. LHP

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
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  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. Faith

    Date: February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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February 21, 2019
  • Schedule C

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Junior College Meeting

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
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  • Tennis away match vs. Masters

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
    See more details

  • CFML MS Track Meet

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 3:30 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • Varsity Baseball Home Game vs. FA Leesburg

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • Beach Volleyball Match vs Bishop Moore

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • Softball Away Game vs. Pine Ridge HS

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 4:15 pm- 6:15 pm
    See more details

  • Rhetoric Preview Night

    Date: February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
    Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
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February 22, 2019
  • Schedule A

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Fathers Watch (1st Shift)

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 6:30 am- 7:30 am
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  • Fathers Watch (2nd Shift)

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 7:45 am- 9:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - Bowling Trip

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 11:15 am- 2:00 pm
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  • 5th Gr - Revolutionary War Re-enactment

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 11:30 am- 2:45 pm
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  • K4 - Pet Fair

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
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  • GRASS DIY Project

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
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  • Softball Home Game vs. Faith Christian

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Varsity Track Meet Away

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Dialectic Dance

    Date: February 22, 2019 - February 22, 2019
    Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
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February 23, 2019
  • Early Childhood Prospective Parent Event

    Date: February 23, 2019 - February 23, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
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