A favorite tradition at our school, Headmaster's Day is called each spring by the headmaster and is an unabashed field day of fun. Students sleep in, play games, hang out with friends, and enjoy the beautiful weather. The day begins with a rocket launch and then the games commence. A dozen competitions follow ranging from relays to ultimate frisbee, balloon tosses to dodge ball. The smell of sweat, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat fill the air. Free Italian ice is available to all morning, cooling sweaty bodies and crushed spirits. The day concludes with the junior-senior rope pull across our canal. The juniors get wet swimming across the canal and the seniors almost always win. School closes at noon and we all head out for an afternoon of rest.
This is a wonderful day, one that even in the rain remains a tradition worth preserving. Today we had spectacular weather with a high at noon of 80 degrees. It never gets better than this.