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The Theme for Aquin Schools 2020-2021

As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year, we met with the Senior High Student Board to select the Homecoming theme. The uncertainties of the year ahead have also been discussed. We are currently going with 'Plan A': Homecoming Week as planned October 4-10. But, we are also working on 'Plan B': Homecoming with Interruptions.

This year's theme is very relevant for this year and therefore the decision has been made to apply the theme to the entire school year. Additionally, not only will the Senior High grades have a 'class theme', we have also extended the 'them' idea to all grade levels!

We'll bring you the class themes in the coming weeks--we hope you're as excited to see them all as we are!

Think About It . . .

Sure, the words 'Come Together' are easy to relate to today's need for physical distancing, which causes social distancing.

But see what else 'Come Together' means in the words from music bloggers . . .

  • “Come Together is the perfect representation of the freelance spirit: you get resourceful, you work in the ways you know how with what comes out of you creatively, and you work together with other freelancers to make incredible products in a generous and collaborative community. While many of the lyrics can be left to your own interpretation, a few of them state very clearly that freedom is essential, and that freedom can be achieved by banding together.”

Add to that the impact the Beatles had:

  • ... they were among the few artists of any discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did and the most popular at what they did. Relentlessly imaginative and experimental, the Beatles grabbed hold of the international mass consciousness in 1964 and never let go for the next six years, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing their ability to communicate their increasingly sophisticated ideas to a mass audience.

And don’t forget the happiness that they brought and the issues they addressed in their music.

  • Hey Jude: centers on grief, coping, and hope

  • Here Comes the Sun: looking forward to Spring after a long Winter

  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: Based on a drawing and a story from Julian Lennon (not related to drug use as many believe)

  • Let It Be: from a dream where Paul saw his deceased mother

  • Lady Madonna: a tribute to the greatness of moms

  • Blackbird: written in the days of the civil rights movement, keep the faith

Stay Tuned . . . and 'Come Together'!