Mrs. Wilson talks about school year’s new activities (from March print newspaper)

COLONIAL SCHOOL — There are many new and exciting things going on in Colonial. So we sat down with Mrs. Wilson, the principal, to find out more.

“One of the things we’ve done differently is the valet in the front, which makes things a lot safer,” said Mrs. Wilson.

She also spoke about some problems that she would like to solve at the school. “I’m always looking for ways to organize lunch and recess in a better way,” she said. “I also think that arrival and dismissal on Pelhamdale is dangerous with all the cars. It’s much better in the front” of the school.

“Overall, in school my role is to improve the quality of learning and to ensure safe spaces,” she added.

There are lots of upcoming events that Mrs. Wilson said she is excited about.

“I’m also excited for the Student Government initiatives,” she said. “The fifth grade wants to do a ball program so the balls on the playground are cleaned up. We’re also going to do a bully prevention to really enforce the ‘no bullying’ rule. They’re going to make posters for ‘Get Out to Vote.'”

The principal also has some favorite events the school did in previous years. “Years ago, we used to do HUGE celebrations for Women’s History Month,” Mrs. Wilson said. “We used to have famous athletes come in! One year, (Olympic track star) Jackie Joyner Kersee came in. I also liked the day we did the Earth Day walk where everyone walked to school in groups. One time we had ballet Hispanico come. That was good.”

This story appeared in the March print edition of the Colonial Times.