photo by Ally Doxtater
With the holidays quickly approaching and the calendar year drawing to a close, the school is spending the final month of 2018 ringing in the season with a variety of events organized for and by the students.
Many events are occurring leading up to winter break, some of which are winter themed, others less so, but they all are bringing students together in fun experiences that everyone is enjoying.
One of the first was the Aevidum lock-in, held last Friday, where students stayed after school from 2:30 to 7 p.m.
At the lock-in, they enjoyed food like homemade mac ‘n cheese, and activities like a four square tournament, as well as a number of prizes given out including a TV. It was a long night of students having fun and enjoying themselves as a community.
Another major event for the holidays is the winter spirit week, during which students are encouraged to dress up based on daily themes.
The most notable for many is Wednesday, the Polar Express themed day. Pajamas are supposed to be worn to school that day, and during all the lunch periods, free hot chocolate is offered to everyone in the cafeteria.
Student council also is holding a door decorating contest, where every homeroom is able to get their doors in the holiday spirit. Every room is encouraged to get as creative as possible and the winning homeroom will be awarded donuts for everyone there.
While not every student is involved, NHS is also spreading the holiday spirit by continuing its annual tradition of caroling at Spang Crest Nursing Home.
Overall, the entire school is getting into the spirit of holiday and community. Students and staff alike have much to look forward to as the year comes to a close.