Lower school students celebrated Halloween the traditional way and then some. The students made their annual trip in late October into the neighborhood around the campus not to collect treats, but to deliver painted pumpkins as a sign of goodwill towards those impacted by the school’s presence.
The students did have their annual Halloween Parade, making a couple of circuits in costume through the campus to the admiring looks of parents and teachers. In addition, there was a traditional Haunted House created by the BEST staff in the Bucknall gym lobby where students in grades 1-5 had a chance to be frightened by something other than having recess rained out.
After Halloween, students brought in their extra treats for Operation Gratitude. Hundreds of pounds of candy were collected and shipped off to troops serving in war zones to give them a bit of a day brightener and remind them that even on one of the most enjoyable days of the year, students were thinking of them.