By Amy Green, Special Education Teacher, Schoolcraft High School
Common Bond is an extracurricular club in the Schoolcraft school district that provides fun events for students of all abilities. Through the different activities, students are given opportunities to increase relationships with peers, gain a better understanding and tolerance of others’ differences and form friendships. Common Bond is Schoolcraft Schools’ X-Treme Friendship Club!
Two events took place this fall. The X-Treme Kick Off for 7th-8th graders was a tailgate party filled with all kinds of games, a caricature artist, mixer games about how we’re all alike, and how we can spread kindness within the 7th and 8th grade community. Schoolcraft’s therapy dog, Winnie, and handler Matt Webster attended as well.
The 9-12th grade X-Treme Kick Off party didn’t let a rainy day stop more than 130 students from coming out to hear guest speakers talk about acceptance, friendship and staying connected at school.
This was the kick off for our Kindness Campaign! Thanks to speakers Jakson Olivarez, Trey Schneider, Paxton Green and teacher Nate Ferency for sharing their testimonies with students and staff. Students then ran through the giant obstacle course, enjoyed the food truck, Rolling Soul, and played lots of tailgate games. Winnie also drew lots of attention at the party.