re·sil·ient / ri-ˈzil-yənt / adjective
: tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
Salty, not sweet, is the choice. Cheetos continue to be the staple in each classroom's party. Thanks to donations, each student is provided with enough Valentines to give to each classmate.
This year Valentine's Day will be capped with a special recognition by all the students of CTS' bus drivers, cafeteria worker and secretaries. All five of these workers really help make CTS feel like a school family.
Smoke or Fire? Instead of a basketball tournament our Big Dance is our 12th annual checkers tournament. This year the tournament will see our 4th-8th graders competing all the way from the opening round to the Sweet Sixteen, to the Elite Eight, to the Final Four and, ultimately, to the Championship.
But before a champion can be crowned, the game must be mastered. Most of our new students at CTS have never played checkers nor even participated in organized competition. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, every student will have the opportunity to play against each student while Cheryl and Jennipher teach the importance of good sportsmanship.
No matter how fierce or how much of a nail biter the students end each game with a handshake and a congratulations.