This week, the 8th Grade “Houses,” — the Athenians, Shongums, Spartans and Whippanies — took on the faculty in spirited games of volleyball and kickball for points in the House Challenge Cup.
The House Challenge Cup, which began in 2006, is designed to boost class spirit while also giving students a sense of the School's tradition. The eighth grade House names are rooted in Morristown and Beard School history - the Athenians and the Spartans were taken from the Beard School, while the Shongums and Whippanies were part of the Morristown School tradition.
To capture the Challenge Cup, the Houses compete in events throughout the year including dodge ball, quiz bowl, shield design, and a scavenger hunt. Students can also win points for their House based on their performance in academic and extracurricular activities. On the flip side, students can lose points for their House if they commit dress code infractions or if their behavior does not reflect the values of the School.
The winning House for the year will be announced at the Moving Up breakfast on Friday, June 7th.