Before the holiday vacation, both the middle and upper school had assemblies to celebrate teachers, students, and administrators who had earned kudos from their peers for achievement. The monthly assemblies allow students a chance to gather, work on public speaking and listening skills and celebrate one another’s achievements. Ms. Chall also honored student participants in a national math exam, and teachers and students read aloud merits they had written to honor one another. Ms. Nevola’s Honors Choir opened the assembly with a rousing performance of holiday carols. At the upper school performance several teachers joined in the fun with some pre-vacation talent performances and songs. It was a merry start to the vacation!