June 9, 2014
There's Nothing Like A Well-Oiled Machine...
With all the distressing news that seems to emerge from high schools and colleges across America, I am bringing to you a little sliver of light and happiness from a Bay Area high school that has it going on! Larkspur is a charming town situated approximately 20 minutes due north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The local high school, which is also well known for producing years and years of academically stellar students, recently posted a video that includes teachers, administrators, and students from every possible sport and club in a most impressive rendition of "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.
The idea was originally inspired by a student government teacher at Redwood High, and the students took it from there. Highlighting everybody in a way that made one extra curricular activity no more important than the next. The fast moving impeccably choreographed performance ended with the whole school gathering together demonstrating collective school spirit that I haven't seen in a long time.
While the students were the clear stars of the video, I applaud the administration. Behind every well-oiled machine is a great leader. A leader that influences by example, and with high expectations. My guess is that the leaders of Redwood High are exactly that. Exceptional leaders, who empower their students to excel in every way!
Check out the link. It will make your day! Congratulations to the students of Redwood High for posting a great example of smart and creative school spirit.