On Saturday, October 19th, Sturgis East and West joined together for the annual homecoming dance. It was the very first one held at the new 529 Main Street building. Everyone had a great time throughout the night from 7 to 10. Students posed for pictures, danced to classic songs such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Don’t Stop Believing” and took breaks to cool down and talk at the tables surrounding the dance floor. When entering the building, tickets were collected by teacher volunteers who would later join in the dancing. By the end of the night, the crowded and jittery dance floor filled with students wanting to dance to every last song they could.
Sturgis’ 2019 Homecoming was a great way to spend a Saturday night, and every student who went had a fun-filled and unforgettable experience. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing teacher chaperones, DJ, and photographer: Jarvis Chen. Thank you to everyone who helped make this night a massive success!
Sturgis Students Dress up to Celebrate Halloween
This Halloween, Sturgis students had the opportunity to dress up in costumes at school. Students excitedly took part in trick or treating at different classrooms during break. Happy Halloween from the StormWatch staff!
Cape Cod Classic Day
On Tuesday October 15th, Sturgis East kicked off spirit week with Cape Cod Classic Day after returning from a three-day Columbus Day weekend. The theme of the day allowed for students to dress up as common stereotypes of the Cape, soccer moms, tourists, and more. The day’s theme set the tone for an exciting spirit week to come.
On Wednesday, October 16, a new day of spirit week became a first for Sturgis students. Many came to school as a soccer mom, toddler, or dressed as a grandparent. This was Generation Day, where students dressed unlike their typical high school clothing. Some even brought in canes and made their hair gray to dress best like the Baby Boomer generation. Also, to dress as the younger of the Gen Z, many chose to wear onesies. Sturgis students even wore clothing from when they were younger. It was a day of great participation among the grades!
Freshman: 100 points
Sophomores: 200 points
Juniors: 400 points
Seniors: 300 points
In celebration of Color Day, Sturgis East students gathered on the town green sporting their class colors. All grade levels showed their spirit by competing in a variety of games, including Tug-of-War and Ships and Sailors. With the immense excitement among students, the day was the perfect way to end Spirit Week.
Students Explore Post-High School Opportunities at Annual College Fairs
Throughout October, students attended local college fairs. On October 15, students attended the Sturgis fair at 529 Main Street. With over 60 colleges and trade schools present, the fair was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about the options for their future. On October 16, students also attended the All-Cape College Fair at Barnstable High School. More than 100 colleges were in attendance, providing students with informational resources and a supportive outlet to ask questions.
Juniors Take the PSAT
On October 16, juniors spent the first half of their day taking the PSAT at 529 Main Street. Like many students across the United States, students participate in this test to prepare for the SAT and see what they need to work on to improve their scores. This is a test made by CollegeBoard, a website juniors are introduced to for the standardized test. At Sturgis this year, the test date fell during Spirit Week so several students came in dressed as toddlers, parents, and grandparents on Generation Day. Even with the challenge of the PSAT, juniors still dressed with spirit, coming in first with 400 points! The test consists of timed sections and multiple choice questions in English and math. As a junior, I participated in this test, which showed me what I need to do to prepare for the SAT, such as managing my time in order to do the best I can during each timed section. Also, Rowan Wood, a junior said “it was challenging at parts, and appeared to be sufficient preparation for the major test that will no doubt push me to my limits as a high school student.” Because everyone has different areas of growth, it is beneficial that Khan Academy provides personalized training following the PSAT. The Sturgis StormWatch wishes luck to all juniors on their journey of preparing for the SATs!