A fun, easy week of winter-inspired events for students and staff raised excitement for the upcoming holidays and winter break. The first Winter Week ever, leadership created the event as another good way to add school spirit activities into the year.
One of the main events was the dodgeball tournament, aptly named, “Snowball Fight” to compliment Monday’s dress up day. The finalist game was a team of select football players versus members of administration.
On Thursday, a Christmas movie showed in the cafeteria for “Flick on the Fifty.” Even though it was originally located in Sam Momary Stadium, the movie was moved due to rainy weather. The classic Christmas movie “Elf” was chosen through students voting on eCampus on their class pages.
Each day of the week had a dress up theme: The week started with “Frasca’s Frost,” a white out to create a Winter Wonderland. “Ugly Sweater Weather” had everyone wearing their favorite holiday related ugly sweater on Tuesday. “Santa’s Workshop Wednesday” was dedicated to wearing the best north pole inspired outfit. “Friends, Family and Flannels Oh My!” finished off the week, getting a group of friends together and coordinating like a family would take a Christmas card photo.
“I like seeing the kids enjoy the teachers dressing up,” said math teacher Erika Keller.
The most popular day with the highest participation was the “Snowed In” theme on Thursday where they dressed up in their favorite holiday pajamas. The most popular pajama pants were long plaid pajamas or “Grinch” pajamas.
“My favorite thing about the week was dressing up with my friends and taking pictures,” sophomore Giorgia Gambacorta said.
To encourage everyone in taking part of Winter Week, leadership decorated the hallways and railings by creating holiday crafts and using wrapping supplies. At lunch, they rewarded students that dressed up by giving them marshmallows and pretzel bags or leaving chocolates on the table.
“This is the first year we are doing it but it will probably happen again next year,” senior class president Kaitlin O’Donnel said.
Since the week went well, leadership is looking forward to planning next year’s event.