HORSHAM — The annual Hatters Pride Day on Friday, Sept. 6, was an entire day dedicated to building the community and relationships of Keith Valley Middle School through group activities and assemblies.

“The students look forward to Hatters Pride Day each year,” said Principal Jon Kircher. “It’s a great way to kick off the start of school and establish positive interactions among classmates.”

Teachers picked different ice breakers and get-to-know-you activities for students to learn about their classmates. One example was a scavenger hunt where students talked to one another to find commonalities among each other. There was also a puzzle piece activity where students decorate puzzle pieces and then the class works together to build the puzzle that represents the whole group.

These classroom activities followed a morning assembly where students learned about expectations for the year and how to create a productive environment.

“Hatters Pride Day lets students know that the school belongs to everyone and it’s everyone’s responsibility to contribute for a beneficial learning experience,” said 8th Grade Assistant Principal John Ewerth.

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