• What is a dot?  A mark on a paper?  A fashion statement?  A period?  Yes, but so much more!  It is also the name of a best-selling book and a world-wide phenomenon which the book inspired.  And it was the focus of the first school-side assembly of the new school year celebrated at Harrison on Friday, September 16th.  Together, students and staff celebrated "Dot Day", a movement started by a music teacher that has now spread throughout the United States and the world.  It is based on the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, which at first glance appears to be a "simple" art book, but is filled with important messages about life.  What are those messages?  Just ask Harrison students, who offered these various interpretations:  
    "A dot can be anything."
    "A dot can be truly inspiring."
    "A little thing can turn into a big thing."
    "Practice makes perfect."
    "It's okay if you make mistakes."
    "Don't give up."
    "If you can't do something, you can always go back and try again." 
     After reading the book with their teachers during the week, the students gathered at the assembly to watch a video of the author (who was inspired as a child to pursue his art by his math teacher!) creating art beginning with a dot, and then created their own.