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The staffulty are racing on their home made boats, Boat races,  Aug. 16.

The staffulty are racing on their home made boats, Boat races, Aug. 16.

Photo by Vicki Francis

Photo by Vicki Francis

The staffulty are racing on their home made boats, Boat races, Aug. 16.

By Julian Calloway, Team editor

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The staffulty started the year with an unusual team-building activity before school started. Meeting in the cafeteria on the first day back to work, they were loaded up on busses and taken to Fairmont pool, divided into teams and given time to create boats using only cardboard boxes.  Then the races were on!

  Biology teacher Kate Dirksen had so much fun working with a “great team of people” trying to build a functional craft. For this activity they only had a roll of duct tape, a cardboard box from a refrigerator, 3 floatation devices, 2 paddles and a knife.

  “It was sunny and we were at the pool, it still felt like summer,” Dirksen said.

  Everyone was super nice and helpful, She enjoyed getting to know the people she worked with. She had only worked closely with two of the other staffulty so it was great to spend time with her colleagues.

  “Time like that is important to build relationships with the people you work with,” Dirksen said.

  The boat did float when horticulture teacher Violet Martin was on top of it. They figured that, since stand up paddle boards are so buoyant, they would try to replicate that model.

  “We knew we weren’t gonna be able to stand up on it, but we thought it could be fast if we’re laying down and Mrs. Martin rocked being skipper,” Dircksen said.

  In the future she hopes the administration continues to bring in the year with a fun surprise.

  “These are the kinds of things that make us friends in addition to being colleagues,” Dircksen said.

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