By Megan Lay
Cougar News Blog
As students walk into the Halloween dance tonight, they will be walking into a scene right out of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Student Council has spent weeks making decorations to get the cafeteria ready for the event, which goes from 6:15-8 p.m. StuCo adviser Jason Davis said the group prefers to make decorations rather than buy them.
“We don’t want to spend a lot of money on decorations because it takes away from the money we raise for StuCo and the school,” Davis said. “But we also want to make the gym and cafeteria look festive and spooky because that helps determine whether or not people have a good time.”
StuCo members have created the several characters from the movie, the forest of holiday trees, and the swirly mountain from one of the film’s most memorable scenes, as well as the cover of the DVD.
“Yes, it took a lot of time to prepare, but it was and is always fun working with the other members of student council,” said eighth-grade representative Samantha Collins, who is team captain for this dance.
There are other activities that are going to be at the dance. For example, instant photos, a costume contest, and root beer float sales. The costume contest will happen at 7 with awards for the scariest, weirdest, most original, and cutest costumes.
This week is also spirit week, which ends Friday with Superhero Day. The other days have been Twin Tuesday, Wizard Wednesday, and Thwacky Thursday.