BARSTOW KNIGHTS JOIN CHIEFS KINGDOM AHEAD OF SUPER BOWL

The home of the Knights turned into Chiefs Kingdom during Spirit Days January 29-31.
Working together, the lower, middle and upper school student councils devised a game plan for supporting the Kansas City Chiefs on their way to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 2. Spirit Days included students, faculty and staff dressing in Kansas City and Chiefs themed clothing, posing for special keepsake photos, and in many classrooms, turning fan support into engaging learning opportunities.

Preschool and prekindergarten students used Patrick Mahomes-inspired writing prompts in language arts and practiced fine motor skills with quarterback cutouts. Kindergarten students spelled out the reasons why they love our team. 

In grade 4, Ms. Roper led her ninth annual Super Bowl Day of learning activities. Students start the day with a "combine" in the gym, competing in pass, kick and relay events, then they design Super Bowl tickets, take a webquest to map out and budget for a trip to Miami and make a bar graph of game winning predictions.

"My dream of the Chiefs playing in the Super Bowl has finally come through," Ms. Roper said. Lower school Spanish classes played vocabulary football, and fifth grade started Red Friday with Chiefs-themed hallway karaoke, before making Mahomes headbands and sampling special edition Super Bowl milk from Shatto Dairy.

For sixth grade students, Spirit Days were perfect for testing trebuchets they built in Ms. Jones' science class. They used their swinging arm catapults to "storm" the 49ers' "castle" in the varsity gym. Perhaps inspired by #15, the top launch soared more than 31 feet.

In Madame Hyvrard's AP French class, students have been researching impressionism and making presentations to their class. Sophomore Kelsie Tucker studied Georges Seurat and led classmates through a Chiefs-inspired art activity based on his pointillism technique.

Activities also took place outside the classrooms. Chef Sophia Chatwick and the SAGE dining staff created a red and gold lunch buffet especially for Red Friday, and students and teachers in every division marked the historic appearance with photos with the iconic Charlie Hustle heart, provided by the Kansas City Area Development Council. Middle school parents and the BPA also provided red and yellow doughnuts and bagels to start the day. 

No matter the outcome of Sunday's game, Spirit Days continue on Monday. Students are invited to show their hometown pride with any Kansas City or Chiefs spirit wear. See all the incredible photos on our Flickr gallery.
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    • Kicking off Spirit Days with Jersey Day.

    • Preschool & pre-K Mahomes crafts and writing prompts.

    • Early Childhood and kindergarten artwork

    • Fourth Grade "Combine"

    • Fourth Grade Super Bowl tickets

    • Lower school hallway karaoke

    • Sixth grade trebuchets

    • AP French students practice pointillism

    • And of course, plenty of treats. Thank you, parents!

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