So it’s the summer and you have plenty of time to relax and not have to think about school. However, in two months or less, schools across the country will be preparing for their own back-to-school activities.
The best back-to-school idea we can suggest to you is to have a school assembly or rally. Here’s why. You want to start the school year off on a good start and with all students on the same page. When done right, schools get their staff fired up about returning to teach and a motivational youth speaker is brought in to address the students in a way that is inspiring for the student body and helpful for teachers to build off of what is said. Now, speakers tend to say the same things that Educators say, but they do more than just say important information, they connect with students and they can say the hard things students need to hear because they are neutral people.
You’ll want to have a back-to-school theme in mind. Some school themes include: Anti-Bullying, Drop-out Prevention, Student Success, Drug Prevention (Red Ribbon Week) or just general motivational school assemblies to start the year off on the right foot. Students like to be involved so you can even have a back to school red shirt day where everyone wears a red shirt on the second day of school. Students enjoy wearing their new clothes on the first day of school but if you promote it on the first day, students will love it.
Another idea is to have students find 3-4 people that they don’t know and sit with them during the school assembly. Students do better when they have friends at school so why not implement a way for students to make new friends right when school starts.
If you need suggestions on how to get started with bringing in a speaker for a school assembly, please contact our office, we’d love to help.