Halloween always offers our district the opportunity to have fun in the most creative of ways. Birchwood celebrated in great fashion with classrooms full of staff and students in costume. Maplewood held their first Halloween Parade along with the Trunk-or-Treat event for students and parents to enjoy. Countrywood and Oakwood continued the tradition of hosting their Halloween Costume Parades and it was a beautiful day for all our Wildcats to enjoy.
At Oakwood, hundreds of costumed children led a huge parade outside on the Primary Center’s back field where parents lined along the edges to get the perfect picture of their little monsters. Thank you to the Stimson Middle School Band who played a perfect set as the children marched on a number of times to ensure that everyone was able to enjoy their incredible costumes. Countrywood’s annual Halloween Parade brought delight and laughter to our staff, students, and parents as well. We would like to extend our gratitude to Matt Hoffman and the Walt Whitman Wind Ensemble for providing festive music for the students to march to.
With Trunk-or-Treating becoming a much loved Halloween event, Oakwood and Maplewood took to their parking spots to host the treat seeking occasion. Over 200 students flocked to the schools’ parking lots to participate in the new Halloween tradition. Teachers, students, and families decorated the trunks of their cars for kids to experience a new kind of trick-or-treating that was both fun and safe while maintaining a full spectrum of creativity. Students and their families spent the afternoon at Oakwood and evening at Maplewood adding to their candy collection and creating new memories for Halloweens to come.
The fun continued on for our youngest trick-or-treaters, as students and their families flocked to Walt Whitman High School for Safe Halloween. With decorated classrooms, treats and activities for everyone to enjoy, it was wonderful to see everyone come out for the always spirited event.
Our middle school students also celebrated the holiday in great fashion. Silas Wood hosted their Fall-Fest Party where our 6th-graders had a blast dancing to music in full costume with friends nearby and snacks in hand. Seventh and eighth-graders at Stimson also took the evening to celebrate at their Halloween Dance where impressive costumes and spooky decorations made it a thrilling night.
Thank you to all of our district’s school buildings for making this Halloween the most memorable one yet!