Sterling Virginia. Redskins Territory. Close to Virginia Tech. This is where Rolling Ridge Elementary, our next school, and our next adventure, takes place.
We drive into the school motor-pool. The huge diesel truck chugs into place till our driver, Ernesto, kills the engine. I see a few people outside, all wearing green, several cameras in hand- I can see the awe and excitement in their faces. Teachers pop into view, not because they come outside to greet us, but because they are all glued to their windows.
I love riding into each stop in the GuacMobile.
We entered the school and we were greeted by Sheila, the Supervisor for Health, PE, and Driver’s Ed for Loudoun County Public Schools. She begins to explain to me the schools programs as far as PE is concerned. This school is a beneficiary of a grant towards the revamp of the nutrition and physical educational classes for the school. This school was primed for our message of Check Your Choice.
I walk into the room where we would do the presentation, and I see huge posters! Each poster had awesome writing on it, but all of the writing was welcoming! We received such an amazing entrance from everyone! Suddenly Sheila walks up to me and gives me a Virginia Tech baseball cap.
Then enters all of the kids, and we had a blast. Today, because the new PE the students receive, they were primed for our message, and they had such a great time! It felt so great to see the students respond so generously participate so readily in the presentation.
I had Principal Davis come back up and lo and behold, he had two surprises for me. One, they brought me a redskins T-shirt, given that I was in skins territory, and two- every student had taken the time to write, draw, and color a note to me.
I was blown away!
Today truly is one of the coolest days I have had in visiting a school! We have 4 more schools left on the Check Your Choice tour, I wonder whats in store for those!