Dozens of students in 's upper grades put on an inspiring show Monday afternoon, displaying the gymnastics skills they'd learned during a 6-week unit in physical education. But more than that, the Olympic tribute showcased the ideas they had been focusing on — teamwork, leadership and commitment.
The students, who were divided into teams representing various countries, marched into the cafetorium bearing flags. Certain students, who had volunteered, tumbled onto and over mats and balance beams in pairs, performing routines they had worked on dilligently for weeks.
Students from Amy Albrecht's third-grade class — the class of the month and representing Team USA — explained the performance.
"Our reason for being here today and doing our part in the West District Olympics is simple," said student Alexa DeFrancesco, presenting with Hannah McCallum for Miss Albrecht's class.
"Teamwork, leadership and commitment. If we can learn these now, we know we can do anything," Hannah said.