Traditions at CrystalConnect & Express

Balance Academic Life with a Healthy Dose of Play

Crystal traditions offer the opportunity for you to connect, express yourself, and grow in ways that go beyond textbooks and classrooms. Embracing these traditions means joining a community that celebrates every student's contribution, fostering a sense of belonging and pride. As you participate in these time-honored activities, you develop essential life skills – from teamwork and leadership to empathy and responsibility.

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  • Snow Day

    Winter wonderland SNOW DAY

    Imagine waking up to find a day free from classes and homework, a day just for relaxation and fun. This is Snow Day, a delightful winter surprise and your chance to indulge in whatever activity you enjoy. Whether you cozy up with a good book, binge-watch your favorite series, or engage in a hobby, Snow Day is about taking a well-deserved break.

    Even though we're on the peninsula, Snow Day gives you a taste of what students in colder climates experience. It's a unique tradition that brings excitement and a much-needed pause in your busy academic life.

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  • Junior-Senior Kidnap

    Surprise adventureJunior-Senior Kidnap

    A time-honored tradition at Crystal that you eagerly await, Junior-Senior Kidnap is a day filled with laughter, excitement, and unforgettable memories. This tradition is a fantastic way to build relationships between juniors and seniors. You either plan a fun day for the seniors or experience the thrill of the unknown and are taken on a surprise adventure.

    The Junior-Senior Kidnap is a welcome break from the regular school routine. Let loose, enjoy some hijinks, and bond with your classmates in a unique and fun way.

Talent on displayLip Sync

Share your creativity, school spirit, and competitive side. Each performance lets your class showcase their talents and entertain the entire school community. Dating back to the 1990s, this event is a beloved tradition that unites students and the PAC in a friendly competition.

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  • Pop Week

    Explore your passions PoP Week

    Immerse yourself in a subject you’re passionate about. This week is all about exploring new areas, developing skills, and having fun with experiential learning. Each day of PoP Week is filled with hands-on activities.

    Whether it’s a science experiment, an art project, or a coding challenge, you’ll be actively learning something new and exciting. The memories you make during this week will be some of the highlights of your time at Crystal.

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