SPF kids experience high school for Take Your Child to Work Day

On Take Your Child to Work Day, kids across the nation take the day off from school to spend the day at their parents’ places of work. At Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, the day is filled with exciting and educational activities for the teachers’ children to participate in.
At the beginning of the day, teachers and their children were given an itinerary with an abundance of activities to choose from throughout the school day. Then, each child (or group) was assigned a high-school partner to lead them around the school.
“I loved taking Aubrey Kessel around because it was so cool to see how similar she is to Mr. Kessel,” junior volunteer Mia Craven said. “It was really fun showing her around the school and doing most of the activities with her while getting to know her.”
The activities ranged among many departments, however the majority of the options available were science-oriented.
Some of the highlights included ice cream making with biology and nutrition teacher David Kessel, silly putty making with chemistry teacher Michael Abadir and relay races in the gymnasium. Not only this, but visitors and students were able to visit some furry friends, one of the most popular being Tucker the Corgi (mathematics teacher Michael Hergenhan’s pet dog). Tucker first made his SPFHS debut in 2018 and he is definitely a fan favorite. Many also paid a visit to the baby chickens in biology and environmental teacher Zachary Rittner’s room.
“I really loved seeing all of my teachers hanging out with their children,” junior Olivia Shih said. “It was especially fun being taught to make silly putty in chemistry by Mr. Abadir’s kids.”
No matter where in the building, both students and visiting kids could find something fun to participate in. For the students, the extra perk was getting a glimpse of their teacher’s lives outside of the classroom. It is certainly safe to say that Take Your Child to Work Day at SPFHS was a day filled with pure fun and enjoyment!
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