Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 36th Year of "Almost Anything Goes" AAG

I have been a part of FSUSD since 1998 and I had never before heard of Almost Anything Goes or AAG until joining the Fairfield High team this year. This "secret" has been alive and strong for 36 years and is at the heart of what makes Fairfield High an amazing high school. Staff members and graduates from years ago return to take part in and watch the AAG events.  AAG is composed of two days after school where teams compete in friendly competitions. The amazing part of it is that teams are competing to win but at the same time are cheering everyone else on. There is such a strong feeling of camaraderie. This year (and apparently every year) there was a team from Armijo High school that participated. When the Armijo team showed up Tuesday afternoon in the gym the crowd erupted in cheers and support. It was something I have never seen or experienced before. We had 15 teams compete this year including a staff team. Events included such things as Pass the Person, Jump Rope, Swim Relay, Soda Chug, and Tug of War. The culminating activity Thursday was a BBQ for everyone to enjoy. Those that participated in AAG created friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

There is so much more to school than just what lies within the walls of the classroom. Outside the classroom environment learning takes place in a different way. When we join together: staff, students, family, and community we learn by experiences. We learn about team work, collaboration, tenacity, failure, perseverance, grit, resiliency, and triumph. AAG encompassed all of this. I was so happy to take part in AAG and be able to share the experience with the students and staff that were there. It changed me for the better! Each day our Fairfield High family becomes stronger and stronger. We (staff and students) are each others support, guidance, allies, advocates, and foundation to a more successful life.

The First Place Team, Senorita Bread, has been a team since their Freshman year. Each year they have participated together in AAG. This year as a senior team they were able to pull off First Place!!

The Armijo Team "Vicious and Delicious"

Here is a video compilation thanks to Shannon Balthazor!! 

Our ONE goal: To graduate every Fairfield High Student and to ensure that they leave FHS college and career ready!!! 
Inspire, Engage, Excite, Lead, Foster, Create, Empower!!

Many more great things are in store for Fairfield High!

Continue to be innovative, creative, and a model of excellence! 


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