Happy Halloween!

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Bobby Ellis
bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov

The holiday season is here and what better way to start than dressing up in costumes and getting a bunch of candy? 

Part of what makes Halloween fun is just the sheer number of ways people celebrate it. From fall festivals and trick or treating, to pizza parties and watching scary movies, there’s really no way to go wrong on Halloween. 

For this photo blog, I decided I’d see how two different schools in Woodford County celebrate Halloween. 

At Northside Elementary I visited their annual Fall Festival, whose proceeds go to fund the Northside Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Children crawled through bounce house obstacle courses, picked prizes out of a coffin and marched through the halls in a costume parade. 

“The fall festival is one of the PTO’s biggest events of the year,” said Principal Ryan Asher. “It’s a fun time. Definitely seems like a big success this year.” 

Meanwhile at Huntertown Elementary, students celebrated Halloween by coming to school dressed in their costumes and having class parties throughout the day. 

“We really try to give things a good mix of having fun and getting things done,” said Principal Elaine Kaiser. “We think we do a good job.” 

Teachers wore coordinated costumes depending on their grade, but the kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers both dressed up as Play-Doh thanks to a slight mix up. 

“The kindergarten teachers talked to each other about what to be, but we didn’t talk to the 1st-grade teachers,” said Gina Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Huntertown. “So we kind of ended up doing the same thing, but they have different hats than us. Theirs are bigger so I just say we’re the fun size.” 

One district, two schools and a lot of smiling kids in costumes. 

What more could you want from Halloween? 

Nevaeh Likes, a preschooler at Northside Elementary, crawls through a bounce house at the Northside Fall Festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Nevaeh Likes, a preschooler at Northside Elementary, crawls through a bounce house at the Northside Fall Festival.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Huntertown Elementary students play during recess on Halloween. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Huntertown Elementary students play during recess on Halloween.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Third-grade teachers Betty English, left, Wendy Birch and Amanda Nugent pose as "Rock-Paper-Scissors." Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Third-grade teachers Betty English, left, Wendy Birch and Amanda Nugent pose as “Rock-Paper-Scissors.” Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Gina Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Huntertown Elementary, dressed as Play-Doh for the school's Halloween celebration. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Gina Lawson, a kindergarten teacher at Huntertown Elementary, dressed as Play-Doh for the school’s Halloween celebration.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Huntertown kindergartner Gavin Winkler takes off his Michael Myers mask to work with a glue stick. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Huntertown kindergartner Gavin Winkler takes off his Michael Myers mask to work with a glue stick.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Skylar Greenup-Jones, a kindergartner at Huntertown Elementary (Woodford County) shows off her "monster slime" while dressed as Wonder Woman. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Skylar Greenup-Jones, a kindergartner at Huntertown Elementary (Woodford County) shows off her “monster slime” while dressed as Wonder Woman.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Sherry Jackson hands out candy to students during lunch at Huntertown Elementary (Woodford County). Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Sherry Jackson hands out candy to students during lunch at Huntertown Elementary. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 31, 2017
Lacie Wilson leads a costume parade down the halls of Northside Elementary. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Lacie Wilson leads a costume parade down the halls of Northside Elementary.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Kelly Sanders, right, a 1st-grade teacher at Northside Elementary shrugs her shoulders as she is asked by preschooler London Sherrad why she hasn't eaten her apple at the Northside Fall Festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Kelly Sanders, right, a 1st-grade teacher at Northside Elementary shrugs her shoulders as she is asked by preschooler London Sherrad why she hasn’t eaten her apple at the Northside Fall Festival.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Abby Cocke enters the gym of Northside Elementary school dressed as a vampire. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Abby Cocke enters the gym of Northside Elementary school dressed as a vampire.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Heather Varner, left, uses her hand to scare students as they reach into a coffin fo a prize during the Northside Elementary Fall Festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Heather Varner, left, uses her hand to scare students as they reach into a coffin fo a prize during the Northside Elementary Fall Festival.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Parker Ishmael, a 4th-grader at Northside Elementary, walks through a cloud of fog dressed as the Grim Reaper at the school's annual fall festival. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017
Parker Ishmael, a 4th-grader at Northside Elementary, walks through a cloud of fog dressed as the Grim Reaper at the school’s annual fall festival.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, Oct. 27, 2017

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Great pictures; Looks like the children were having a great time; I am glad that your school mix fun and learning’ Great job’

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