Yesterday (Monday the 20th) was a special day for both the students and the teachers of H.A.S.S. It was the first day of our third week of the summer school, which meant that we were half way through! In order to celebrate all the accomplishments that our students have shown so far, the teachers decided to throw them a surprise. The students had absolutely no idea about their special trip to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the Galleria mall (a second visit for them). The special announcement was made at breakfast, and the students cheered and sprinted back to the dorm to get out of their professional wear and to put on their bathing suits. They enjoyed their morning and afternoon swimming and shopping. Even if it was a day off for them, the students decided to spend their free time after dinner reading and getting on top of their work. The day was capped off with a game of yah and mafia.