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ROTC and StuCo Honor Boss’s Day with Breakfast for Teachers


Student Council and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) made breakfasts for teachers in celebration of Boss’s Day on the morning of Friday, Oct. 16. On this holiday, employees show appreciation to their bosses for kindness and fairness throughout the year.

“Usually we don’t do anything for [Boss’s Day], so this year we wanted to do something special,” Student Council Executive Parliamentarian Smrithi Mahadevan ‘16 said.

National Boss’s Day was first conceived in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm, registered the holiday, marking October 16 as the day of the event in honor of her father’s birthday. While Boss’s Day has been criticized for encouraging pressure to give gifts or show appreciation, the holiday has enjoyed increasing popularity in America.

“Boss’s Day is dedicated to all employers and provides a prospect of improving the liaison between employers and their staff,” says.

Student Council has performed other staff appreciation events in the past, such as Custodian Appreciation and Bus Driver Appreciation days, but this is the first teacher appreciation event Student Council has organized for Boss’s Day.

“We’ve done Custodian Appreciation and Bus Driver Appreciation day,” Mahadevan ‘16 said. “We go out and make something for the bus drivers and give it to them when they come and drop the kids off in the mornings. Last week, for Custodian Appreciation we had a little party,”

This event is also the first event that ROTC and Student Council have planned and put on together. Several cadets from ROTC volunteered to help Student Council make and serve the food to the principals. Both ROTC cadets and Student Council members enjoyed the event and hope to have the event organized again in the future.

“I think it’s a great way to show other students, like in Student Council, that ROTC is not just about marching and uniform — it’s about volunteering and helping and making the staff feel happy and have a homemade meal,” Cadet First Lieutenant Taylor Russel ‘16 said.

The teachers and principals were grateful for the display of appreciation that Student Council and the ROTC put up, and they, too, are looking forward to future teacher appreciation events.

“The students are why I do the job that I do,” Associate Principal Kim Hodges said. “I am very appreciative that they’ve taken the time to honor the principals on Boss’s Day — it means a lot.”

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