As with any family, the holiday season just doesn’t feel complete unless everyone gathers together for some fun and merriment. And at SMUS, that happened Friday at the annual All-School Christmas Assembly.
Students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, plus faculty and staff, got together in the gymnasium for a memorable afternoon filled with singing, music, comedy and dancing.
Performances from the Senior concert band and Middle School jazz band got the large crowd into the holiday spirit right off the bat. Then came song and dances from the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 students – an excerpt from the Primary Christmas Concert that ran this week. Chemistry 12 students performed two numbers: “Iron the Red Atom Molecule” and “We Wish You a Happy Halogen”, followed by Head of School Mr. Bob Snowden’s annual rendition of “We Three Kings”, this year alongside Grade 12 student Ethan Otto and Mr. Bruce Maxwell. Then a surprise performance from a SMUS staff doing the Whip/Nae Nae interrupted the show – it was definitely quite the sight, especially with Mr. Abrioux front and centre and clearly having fun! Crooner Tony Cordle beautifully sung “The Christmas Song” before the Grade 12 class performed their annual Christmas skit.
The afternoon event culminated in the gym full of students, staff, parents and community members singing a pair of Christmas carols: “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Then, to finish it all off, the loudest version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” you’ll ever hear, with students from each grade representing each of the days of Christmas.
This assembly is one of the few opportunities every year that we get to gather as an entire K-12 school, which helps in making our Christmas celebrations so fun and so memorable.
Check out more photos from the All-School Christmas Assembly on the SMUS Photo Gallery.
(photos by Kyle Slavin)