Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
On Tuesday night we held our talent show. The talent show is a mixture of student acts and skits and finishes with the counselor skit recapping many of the funny moments from the summer. I am always blown away by how talented our students are.
Friday was our end of the year trip and we travelled to Carowinds in North Carolina. We spent the entire day riding the rides and swimming and sliding in the water park. For many students, this was their first time at an amusement park and their first time riding a roller coaster. We had a blast and returned late on Friday night - exhausted but happy.
In our tie-dye
The Kappas and Iotas woke up early on Friday morning and traveled to Charleston to visit the beautiful College of Charleston. We took a tour, talked with an admissions representative, and ate lunch in their Dining Hall. Afterwards, we traveled 20 minutes to a local water park and spent the afternoon sliding down the slides and swimming in the wave pool.
The Lambdas also had a fun filled day. In the morning, they took a tour of Papercutters Inc. (here in Greenville) and ate lunch there. After lunch they traveled to Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest. Even though the water was cold, the students enjoyed sliding down the rock again and again. They finished off their evening with movies on campus.
The Lambdas touring Papercutters Inc.
At Sliding Rock
YIPPEE for a fun day for both groups!
Saturday was our annual car wash. Each class was at a different fast food location and it was impressive to observe the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment the students invested in this activity (it does not hurt that this was a class competition). Overall, the students raised $2,000!!! The money raised went towards our end of the year trip to Carowinds.
The Iotas are working hard
Our wonderful sign holders at the Kappa Car wash!
One counselor said we were going to Clemson...
After class on the 4th, not knowing where we were going (and with lots of questions), all 75 students loaded into the vans for a 45 minute drive to the beautiful Pinnacle Falls Camp in the mountains. We played ultimate Frisbee and volleyball, had a water fight, swam in the pond, and played board games. The night ended with sparklers and ice cream. Several of the students said that this was their favorite 4th of July - SUCCESS!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Field trips on Friday this week-more about that soon!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Here are some more pictures from the first week-
The Kappas are still all smiles, even when they're all tied up!
Some of the Kappa ladies take a break from art class to remind us how Bridges brings people together.
This weekend is community service and a pool party, so keep your eyes open for more!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
PS-The first two directors of the program were Sarah Fletcher and Judith Chandler-Huse!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Current program director Tobi Swartz takes a quick break from her hectic schedule for a peek into the director's office. She and the counselors are out of town training RIGHT NOW for Saturday. Get excited!
Before we leave, here's some Bridges trivia-
Who were the first 2 directors of the program? Find out tomorrow!
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Sadly, Glenis Redmond won't be with us this summer (she'll be in Haiwaii!), but she was kind enough to give a poetry workshop during the last Saturday College of the school year.
The Bridges kids after HOG day 2007, and a painting well done!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Check out David's player page here.
You can read about him playing in the prestigious Hula Bowl here!
Monday, April 23, 2007
However, for the past two years, five students exhibited leadership skills above the norm. These young people possess outstanding character traits and treat their peers with compassion, dignity, and respect. The five students voted to the leadership team were Daphnie Glenn, Luis Gonzales, Victor Orozco, Rosa Rivera, and Neizel Songalia.
L to R: Neizel Songalia, Luis Gonzales, Daphnie Glenn,
Victor Orozco, and Rosa Rivera
To further develop individual leadership skills and unity among the team members, the leadership team went on an overnight retreat during spring break to the Camp at Pinnacle Falls, a youth retreat camp developed by the Cliffs Communities, Inc.
- Develop leadership skills;
- Understand personal strengths and weaknesses;
- Increase trust within the leadership team;
- Define the role of the leadership team; and
- Learn how to support each other and Bridges staff.
In order to meet these goals, the students participated in two days of group activities and challenges. The camp provided a beautiful landscape upon which to reflect, far away from the city atmosphere and free of cell phones! The leadership team had a lot of fun and learned a great deal about each other and themselves. Here are some pictures from the retreat:
Carrying the leader up the trail in the blanket.
Trust walk up the pinnacle falls trail.
Building trust and communication.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
It's not the endless love,
Between complete strangers.
It's not the continuous smiles,
That are completely contagious.
And it's not just the talks,
Where no one is judged.
It's the immediate bond,
That can't collapse.
Here I am welcomed.
Judgement is unknown here,
And friends we all are.
A poem written by Bridges student Ashlee Ware.
Ashlee is a student at Hillcrest High School