As we began creating the map of Grymes’ 75th year and discussing special ways to celebrate the milestone, we realized that capturing special photos – even better, an aerial photo that includes the WHOLE school – was a “must-have” on the checklist.
The idea seemed simple in conversation, but the logistics were surprisingly involved. We won’t take you through the entire process of capturing this photo, but the behind-the-scenes steps looked something like this:
- How to convince 160+ students to stand in the shape of a “75”? And for long enough to capture the pictures? Tricky! Thank you, Mr. Woods, for meticulously measuring spaces ahead of time. Mr. Woods made sure each person had a spot in the photo, with painted dots on the field to guide us. (Think marching band practice with spray-painted position markers.) You can see an example of his plot map in the post images.
- Find a photographer…with a drone AND skills. HUGE thank you and shout-out to Mr. Benjamin Sherman for taking time out of his schedule to capture these photos!!
- When and where? Students were encouraged to wear red and white in celebration of the 75th. After a fire drill, classes stayed outside and assembled the “75”, one class at a time. Despite the glare from an overcast sky making many eyes water, the whole school waved up at the drone and captured a brand new, beautiful moment to add to the long history of Grymes.
Happy 75th, Grizzlies!