2005-06-17 / Community

Teacher – Student Game Caps CVSR Season

With most of their citywide tests (except the 9th grade Regents) behind them, the students of the Channel View School for Research basketball team donned their uniforms and headed for the Beach Channel High School gym at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, with the “objective” of teaching their teachers a few things about how to play basketball. Their coach, Channel View administrator Janet Kerr, had prepared them well for this game.

The Channel View Staff Team, coached by math teacher Tom Mullin, also grabbed their gear and headed for the gym, in hopes of coming up with a victory. Any aches and pains they may have been feeling from the week of tough training and practice for the game were not apparent. Camaraderie was high, and the two teams faced off, with Assistant Principal Joe Featherston officiating the match.

Although the students were in the lead for much of the game, the final scoreboard told the whole story—the teachers still had a few things to teach the students about how to play basketball. Staff—44, Students—38.

The students handled the competition well, and showed their prowess from the 3 point line. However, the staff team displayed their competitiveness and drive by matching the students basket-for-basket, led by scoring ace Sam Innes, literacy teacher. The staff team prevailed, with some buckets down the stretch from science teacher Andrew Wettstein.

CVSR Principal Pat Tubridy was there to enthusiastically cheer on both teams. Scores of parents, students, teachers and administrators shared the stands to root for the competitors. CVSR Guidance Counselor Andrea Green suggested that the game could have been held as a fundraiser, since “a lot of students would pay good money to see the teachers dressed in these outfits”. Sweat-soaked shorts and t-shirts were definitely the order of the day.

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