The BYMS Winter Assembly successfully concluded on Friday, December 17, 2021, in the MPR led by the Activities Director Ms. Cherchian with the help of ASB & Peer Leadership.
The theme for BYMS Winter Assembly was “Winter Wonderland.” “However, rather than put too much focus on the theme, our goal for the Assembly was to give as much spotlight as possible to all of our incredible students here at BeYorba,” Ms. Cherchian mentioned in an interview with the Matador Messenger. “We had performances from our Entertainment Unit, Matador Video Production prepared a video for us all, and we had teachers and students participate during the games…we simply wanted to let our fellow Matadors shine!”
The Winter Assembly started off with a speech from Ms. Cherchian, and the Entertainment Unit then took the stage and performed “Saint Nick’s Canon on the Housetop” arranged by Carrke Lane Gruselle. In an interview with the Matador Messenger, Rebecca Olivaria says that she “feels proud that their hard work has paid off! …The Instrument performance overall was amazing! I am glad that we managed to stay in tune, and I feel like I gave it my all.” Gissely Rodriguez, a flute player, also thinks both performances went skillfully, because of how hard and long they practiced.
Following the instrumental performance, teachers and students participated in a “Wrap the Teacher” game, which resulted in a tie, but led to a huge cheer for the teachers who participated.
Students and teachers alike also participated in Guess the Candy Cane, and ASB performed a dance show.
Earlier in the week students also had the treat of watching the MVP Holiday video. The video featured a part directed and edited by Vivian Lin. In an interview with the Matador Messenger, she said, “The main idea of the video which I directed is Ben, a naive kid, who meets Santa Claus and ‘his friend’ Holiday Dinosaur at the same time on Christmas.” Vivian also says, “Presenting the video from MVP is the most wonderful moment for me. My entire group was working for this moment the whole week.” However, the most challenging part they faced was the creating process, because it was tough to collaborate with the team and have good communication with the group members. Nevertheless, her teammates still worked hard to complete their tasks.
At last, without notice, some 8th-grade students and Mrs. Fisher went up to the stage and performed a freestyle dance at the end of this Assembly, before Ms. Cherchian dismissed the students.
Comprehensively, “the entire assembly was my favorite. It had a good pace. It had a variety of entertainment. It involved our students and staff. Most of all we did so much laughing! Thank you, ASB!” said the principal of BYMS, Mrs. Fisher. Thoroughly, the students have been dismissed well and followed directions. Students at BYMS are looking forward to experiencing more assemblies in the upcoming times.