Administrators, students and staff showed their Halloween pride on Oct. 31 by dressing up in creative costumes and participating in parades and lessons coinciding with the holiday.
Fitting with the district’s theme of the year, “Show Your Character,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Roxanne Garcia France channeled “Beauty and the Beast” by dressing as Beast and Belle. They visited each school and greeted the classes in their costumes.
At Clear Stream Avenue School, fifth and sixth grade students celebrated the holiday with a Halloween luncheon, provided by the school’s PTA. Dressed in their best costumes, the students danced and ate in the gymnasium with their peers. A Halloween costume contest also took place where students were awarded for their unique outfits. Staff members throughout the building took part as well by wearing costumes that reflected books.
Over at Forest Road School, kindergarten through second grade classes participated in pumpkin decorating activity while third through fifth grade classes showcased their skills with a scarecrow building project. As part of the district’s theme, each class was given a play for the year and incorporated their play into their Halloween projects and costumes. The decorated pumpkins and scarecrows were displayed in the school’s lobby for all to see.
In addition, Shaw Avenue School held their annual Halloween parade, where students across each grade wore their favorite costumes and waved to family members as they passed. Over 100 families attended the parade and students enjoyed special treats and worked on various projects throughout the day. Staff members also dressed up for the celebration with Principal Alejandro Rivera and Assistant Principal Christopher Colarossi dressing in pirate costumes.