Today we had our first ever Friday afternoon Community Building Hour at HBS! A weekly tradition on Friday afternoons during the last hour of the school day. Everyone in the HBS community will gather for concerts, activities, and team building experiences. Today, we all assembled on the basketball courts outside (it was a beautiful day!) and heard from our new principal, Ms. Borges. Then, we met all the teachers and learned one thing about each one that not everyone knows. Next, we all met the Kindergarten students and the students who are new to HBS this year. Finally, the students paired off in older/younger buddy groups. The 5thgraders have new 2ndgrade buddies, the 4thgraders have new 1stgrade buddies, and the 3rdgraders have new Kindergarten buddies. We filled out a “My Buddy and Me” form so that the buddies could get to know each other a little better and then we introduced each other in our grade level groups. We are hoping that this weekly event will strengthen us as a school as we get to know each other better throughout the year! This week we learned about the new people-next week we will be discovering new places all around HBS!