School started on Thursday, so we only had a 2-day first week! We were so excited for the kids to arrive. It was wonderful to see our returning students and to meet our new students.
Once the bell rang, the entire school met together outside for a welcome assembly. In the past, the director has given away 5TL to a student who can recite the OASIS acronym: Outstanding Character, Academic Excellence, Servant Leadership, Intellectual Curiosity, Sportsmanship. This is our school’s tenth year in existence, so he changed it up and offered 10TL! A fifth grader volunteered but couldn’t remember the acronym, so the director told him he could tell the top 10 things he loved about Oasis. The student came up with funny quips like recess, the time the school let out, and how he got in trouble for silly things. BUT! When he got to number 10, guess what he said? The library! I cheered loudly.
Another first day tradition Oasis has is for all of the students to take a moment of silence and walk around the school. It’s a time for students to be thankful in their hearts for everyone who made the school and their being at the school possible. The processional was lead by two seniors who held our school flag and the Turkish flag:
It was a great kick off to the new school year!