Lansing School District gets SPOOKY for Halloween!
Halloween was celebrated across Lansing School District on October 31st with parades, parties, costumes, and trick or treating. Lansing Elementary School held a costume parade for all the students around the front of the building in the afternoon. Parents were able to line up and wave to the kids in their creative costumes as they walked by. Both Lansing Elementary and Lansing Intermediate Schools finished their school days with Halloween parties in each of the classrooms.
Lansing Middle School also joined in the costume fun by allowing their students and staff to dress up for a $2 donation. Students who donated received a "costume pass" that they worse through out the day. The student council put on the effort and made over $300 that will go towards the school's angel tree and building improvements.
The Lansing District Office hosted trick or treating throughout the day for the youngest children in our district. The district office was decorated for the occasion, and the staff thoroughly enjoyed having trick or treating visitors. "We had a blast seeing the early childhood kids visit our building," said Doniaell Brandt, the Clerk of the Board. "Since they came early in the day, it was one of their first chances to get to show off their costumes." Ms. Christine Smith, the district Treasurer, also loved getting to pass out candy to the littlest Lions. "The looks on their faces when they came in and saw the decorations was priceless. They were also incredibly gracious and thanked us for their treats."
Lansing High School students and staff also joined in the fun by having a costume contest for any student or staff member who wanted to enter. Visitors to the school on October 31st during a passing period could see the creative costume creations walking through the halls.
The evening ended with Trunk or Treat at Lansing High School, hosted by the LHS Student Council and sponsors Ms. Christina Hoverson and Mrs. Maeve Bolin. The event was moved indoors this year due to the cold temperatures, which caused more work on the part of the volunteers. Instead of just assigning parking spots outside, the students and sponsors had to set up tables inside the walking track in the gymnasium. The Trunk or Treat ended up being a tremendous success with a record breaking turnout. Mrs. Bolin and Ms. Hoverson were appreciative of all the work students and staff put into getting it accomplished.
"We had over 1,000 children come through, and we showed the community that Lansing is an amazing district," said Mrs. Bolin. "Volunteers included the Board of Education, the Lansing Educational Foundation, the Parent Teacher Association, high school students, and staff from across the school district. This event is also made possible through every teacher who promoted it in their own classroom and stuffed Friday Folders with flyers. It is an honor to work for a district that comes together like this year after year."
Click the slideshow to see all the fun Halloween pictures from throughout the day!