BYMS Honors 400 Students in Second Quarter Spirit Rally


Photo Courtesy of Sherman Shen

Bernardo Yorba Middle School recently held its second quarter Spirit Rally on February 28, 2018 to honor 400+ students who received a place on Bernardo’s honor roll.

Students who were on honor roll also received shirts that have words saying “The Wave” on them.

During the rally 7th and 8th grade students competed in games, and teachers read the names of students who received honor roll for their excellence throughout the quarter.

The three levels of honor roll a student could receive are bronze, silver, and gold. To earn a  bronze, students would have had to have a GPA of 2.0-2.99. For silver, students would had to have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49. To earn a gold, students would have had a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0. But overall, even if students did get the perfect grades,they would have to get all satisfactory or outstanding on their citizenship or work habits on their report cards, without any n’s or u’s .

The games for the students were an ‘Obstacle course’, ‘Splish Splash Dash’, and ‘Name that song’, and for the teachers, it was ‘Cup Stack Relay’, according to Mr. Kish, the activities director at BYMS.

The obstacle course was a relay type game where students competed on stilts, soccer dribbling, and football skills. The Splish Splash Dash activity had students put a sponge in water and carry the water from the sponge and put it in a bucket. And finally, name that song was a game where students listened to 10 seconds of a song and had to guess the name, if the student unsuccessfully guessed the song, whipped cream would be smashed into their face.

Ultimately the outcome was that the seventh graders won the Splish Splash Dash, and the eighth graders won the obstacle course.

“I think the students enjoy them… I think the Bernardo staff enjoys them, I sure do,” stated BYMS Assistant Principal, Mr. Marshall

BYMS student Sydney Phethean stated, “The Spirit Rally’s pie karaoke was the best part! Watching all of my friends get a pie to the face was hilarious! I also loved the music that was played.”

“My favorite part was the games, and how good the teamwork was. My favorite game was the obstacle course,” stated BYMS 8th grader Brilee Vargas.

Bernardo Yorba will be holding its next spirit rally on May 30, in the third quarter. Don’t miss out on the fun.