How Are BHHS’ Teachers Spending the Summer?

By Raquel Kanner

In less than one month, students, teachers, and administrators alike will be enjoying their well-deserved summer vacation. Students may be using this time to plan for college, enjoy famous sites on teen tours, or even spend time with friends and family, but have we ever thought about what BHHS’ teachers do over the summer?

Like many BHHS students, teachers are yearning for the days to unwind and spend time with their families. Ms. O’Connell, one of BHHS’ math teachers, said, “I will be spending most of my summer attending my son’s baseball tournaments. I will also be in school doing some curriculum planning and taking an online graduate course. Additionally, my family goes to Vermont each summer.” Spending time with friends and family is a great way to relax over the summer!

Other teachers like Ms. Montalbano, a biology teacher here at BHHS, are making a difference in the world by helping those in need. Ms. Montalbano is excited to “stay on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from July 14 through July 23. [She] will be volunteering to teach young Lakota children (Native American children) with [her] church and teens from Greenwich High School.” Ms. Montalbano explained, “This tribe is very impoverished and has great struggles, and this is a way to give them some hope and fun over the summer.” Community service is a great way to feel good about the way you’re spending your time, and is, of course, an excellent way to help others!

Just like students, the BHHS teachers are more than ready to take advantage of their free time this summer. The clock is ticking, and with exciting plans for the summer, the new school year will be here before we know it!