Halloween Festivities!


You can’t quite tell, but that’s Tigger and Winnie the Pooh (who got a bit cold and needed a hoodie) working to press the cider while Jack Skelington looks on

We had a great Halloween Day at school this year! After a morning of classes, eighth grade students gutted and cleaned pumpkins for our 3rd Annual Faculty Pumpkin Carving Contest. In the afternoon, we had a round robin of activities: Apple Cider Press, Spooky Found Poetry, and The Great Pumpkin movie!


Parent John Neilon showed students how to press cider using two different types of apples, resulting in two different tasting ciders.  Despite the chilly weather, students bundled up (many of them in costume) and loved being able to make their own ciders.  “Whoa, this is really, really delicious cider. It’s just so fresh!” exclaimed eighth grade student Colby Switser. There were about 2 gallons of cider by the end of the round robin!





Eighth grade students gut and clean pumpkins for the Pumpkin Carving Contest

At the end of the day students cheered on faculty members during the Pumpkin Carving Contest.  The cafeteria erupted with cheers and applause and chants while the teachers carved, painted, and decorate pumpkins.  This year, students couldn’t quite decide who won the contest because the pumpkins were so unique and different.

In the evening, we had a Spooky Movie Night organized by the eighth grade students to raise money for our seventh and eighth grade annual trip. Students paid for snacks and drinks, provided by eighth grade students and the Pizza Man, before showing three spooky Halloween movies: Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, and Silent Hill! It was a fantastic day!