The Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School community embodied the year’s theme of “togetherness” at the annual Flag Raising Ceremony and Family Picnic on September 6.
The Flag Raising is the first event of the year that brings together every student and their families. With everyone gathered in the E.L. Wiegand Amphitheatre, new students were introduced, the eighth-grade Student Senate officers were sworn in, and the American, California, and Catalina flags were raised up the flagpole.
Head of Lower and Middle School Christy Pollacci gave a speech reflecting on the year’s theme: “‘Together’ has always been an implicit and underlying theme for our community. It lines right up with one of our core values: relationships. There is nothing we do here that doesn’t involve the spirit of ‘togetherness.’ And though we may have been physically apart these past 18 months, we were very much together in spirit, in mind, in every other way.”
After the ceremony, families filled the front lawn to enjoy a picnic lunch under sunny skies.