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Colfax school begins "Go Beyond"


September 6, 2018 | View PDF

Colfax Junior-Senior High School held a Back to School assembly Aug. 29 in which teachers and student leaders wore blue and gold T-shirts with a design for “Go Beyond” printed on them. Principal Carrie Lipe introduced the program during the assembly.

“We’re going to go beyond to be our best selves,” said Lipe. “As we go our own way and create our own path, we have to remember each other.”

The theme is a joint operation of ASB (student leadership) and the administration, which grew out of discussions at the end of last year.

Examples of the idea will be a regular staff collaboration meeting moved to the Perkins House, and perhaps later involving the Perkins House in class time for history or biology, to study plants on the grounds.

“It’s a way for us to get the staff out of the building,” said Lipe. Yesterday, the seventh grade went to Elberton to learn on a ropes course.

Have they done that before?

“Yes, we’re calling that a ‘Go Beyond’ because it’s outside the classroom,” Lipe said.

Another example of what spurned the idea is last spring when seventh grade classes in English, Science and Math worked on designs to incorporate the courtyard area of the school into the upcoming remodeling of the overall building, after passage of the bond measure in February.

Ideas drawn by students have been incorporated by District Architect Ned Warnick into the project, which is to include a roll-up door connecting the courtyard to a STEM laboratory (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The “Go Beyond” T-shirts, designed by art teacher Henry Stinson, feature a Bulldog with a pencil under his ear.


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