Middle School Fall Hootenanny Fun


MS student painting another classmate’s face during the Hootenanny. PHOTO BY RILEY GAUTIERI

Riley Gautieri

On Thursday October 27th the middle school held a Hootenanny for grades fifth through eighth to enjoy. From 3:15 until 5:15 students were able to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and games. The event was run by middle school Student Council members. The Student Council was responsible for set-up, work, and tear-down as well as all the planning and organizing that goes into having the carnival, like collecting donations and supplies, “I really enjoyed working in the carnival this year, I love being able to help out in my school and seeing all the students having fun,” stated Josie Schenherr, an eighth grade Student Council member.
Students who attended were able to wear their Halloween costumes for a costume contest during the carnival while they participated in the multiple activities that were available for them. This year the students could have their face painted, try to win in a cake walk, play a game of 9-Square, Gaga Ball, Fishbowl, Nerf War, Ring Toss, Pinko, or visit the Haunted Hallway which they have each year, as well as consume pizza and treats from the caramel apple bar. Following the Hootenanny the students attended the middle school girls home basketball game.
Along with Student Council, art teacher Ms. Gilpin and the middle school art students helped decorate the Haunted Hallway so it could be as spooky as possible for the students to enjoy, “The Hootenanny was a huge success this year! We had increased participation, and the students really seemed to be having a good time,” stated Shawnda Minor, who is in charge of the middle school Student Council.The money that the students bought tickets with will be used to purchase holiday food baskets for local families through Heart-2-Heart Charity. The students were able to raise a little over $1,000 to help the local families.