Changing Seasons, Changing Traditions: Central’s Field Day Held in September

Seven elementary school-aged girls laughing while pulling on a tug-of-war rope in the grass.

The sound of students yelling in excitement filled the air at Central Elementary School as they tugged on a rope and fell to the ground laughing during an intense game of tug of war. In a departure from tradition, Central made a change this year by embracing the pleasant September weather and moving their annual Field Day from the rainy spring to the drier fall season.

The decision to move Field Day to the beginning of the school year was a significant change for the school, but it demonstrates Central’s commitment to improving the experience for students. “Our spring field days have been impacted by heavy rains, causing disappointment for our students, staff, and parents,” said Physical Education Teacher Jeremy Rehnberg. “We wanted to ensure everyone could enjoy the day to the fullest, so we moved it to the fall when the weather is more reliable.” 

As students gathered on the grassy field, camaraderie and teamwork took center stage. Tug of war, potato sack races, tricycle relays, and the iconic giant parachute were just a few of the many activities that had students cheering for their peers. Eager to try every activity, students could be heard shouting, “I’m so pumped for the tug-of-war,” and “Hurry up so we can go ride the tricycles!” In addition to the exciting games, ice-cold popsicles were handed out, providing a refreshing treat on a hot day.

Central’s Field Day not only fosters physical activity but also cultivates a sense of belonging and community. It’s a day when friendships are strengthened, and bonds are forged, both on and off the field. According to Principal LuAnn Tallman, “It’s about coming together as a community, reinforcing our classroom teamwork, and creating a positive culture in our school.”

Moving the event to September breathed new life into this cherished tradition, providing a day of rain-free fun for all. Central’s Field Day was not just about games; it was about building memories that will last a lifetime and fostering a sense of togetherness that will resonate throughout the school year.

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