Element MS Welcome Night 2015

On Friday 9/4, Element MS had their Welcome Night - just as the new semester started! Our students got to invite their friends, and we had a fun-filled time of yummy food, live music, message by Dan, some crazy games, and a photobooth station with wacky props. It was great to reconnect with old friends as well as to welcome many new faces to MSWN!

 Welcome to Element Middle School!

Welcome to Element Middle School!

 Photobooth fun with the 7th grade girls and staff! :)

Photobooth fun with the 7th grade girls and staff! :)

 Wacky 7th grade boys! There are some intense beards goin' on...

Wacky 7th grade boys! There are some intense beards goin' on...

 The 8th graders took a group photo. Can you guys believe you're 8th graders now?

The 8th graders took a group photo. Can you guys believe you're 8th graders now?

 After dinner and photobooth, our band started off the night with the song "The Time Has Come."

After dinner and photobooth, our band started off the night with the song "The Time Has Come."

 Then, we watched a funny skit performed by our own MS students!  It was about 4 different people who each pursued happiness in their own way but were left unsatisfied in the end. The students did a great job after all their hard work and practice.

Then, we watched a funny skit performed by our own MS students!  It was about 4 different people who each pursued happiness in their own way but were left unsatisfied in the end. The students did a great job after all their hard work and practice.

 After the skit, Dan gave a short message on John 5 about the Pool of Bethesda and how we often have our different "pools" that we look to for happiness and fulfillment in our own lives.

After the skit, Dan gave a short message on John 5 about the Pool of Bethesda and how we often have our different "pools" that we look to for happiness and fulfillment in our own lives.

 After Dan's message, we all cleared the room to play some fun and crazy games that involved throwing stuffed animals and popping balloons. 

After Dan's message, we all cleared the room to play some fun and crazy games that involved throwing stuffed animals and popping balloons. 

 We split up into teams by grade to compete in a relay race to collect as many stuffed animals as possible.  

We split up into teams by grade to compete in a relay race to collect as many stuffed animals as possible.  

 Yum...Within minutes, we devoured all the snacks and depleted this chocolate fountain of goodness. 

Yum...Within minutes, we devoured all the snacks and depleted this chocolate fountain of goodness. 

 Erickson and John pose for the camera, as James and Alberto shamelessly photo-bomb!

Erickson and John pose for the camera, as James and Alberto shamelessly photo-bomb!

 The 6th grade girls also take some memory-making photos. It's our first MS Welcome Night!

The 6th grade girls also take some memory-making photos. It's our first MS Welcome Night!

 The 6th grade boys take facial hair to another level!

The 6th grade boys take facial hair to another level!

 As we end the night and hang out, some students check out the new instagram-inspired photo wall that shows what we've been up to in Element MS. :) 

As we end the night and hang out, some students check out the new instagram-inspired photo wall that shows what we've been up to in Element MS. :) 

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