As the holiday season dawns upon Lincoln County, Winfield Schools are preparing for a busy season of events.
The events at Winfield Middle School are the Ronald McDonald House Meals event on Dec. 5; Band Christmas Concert on Dec. 10; Choir Christmas Concert on Dec. 12; Secret Student Santas from Dec. 16 to Dec. 20; Do Good December will also be from Dec. 16 to Dec. 20; and the Frost Social on Dec. 20.
Winfield Middle National Junior Honor Society students will also be helping out with Light Up Winfield, running the stations at the children’s area making reindeer food, bookmarks, writing letters to Santa, reading Christmas books, and making s’mores.
The Giving Tree is a way for students and teachers to help others in the area.
“Ornaments will be on a tree in the library to collect items for Adopt-a-Family (Lincoln County families) and Ronald McDonald House shop. Students and staff may take an ornament and bring in the item written on the ornament. Some ornaments will have a $ symbol on them. These can be any denomination you choose and will go directly into an Aldi gift card for our families,” Noriann Berry of Winfield Middle said.
For the canned food drive, students will be competing through grade levels to bring in the most canned or boxed items.
“If the grade level gets to 1000 boxes they get a movie day before break! All items are taken to a local pantry in Winfield,” Berry said.
The band Christmas concert will start at 7 p.m. at the Middle School.
“High School Choir and Middle School Choir will perform It’s the Most Wonderful Time for our Christmas Concert at the High School Gym starting at 7 p.m.,” Berry said.
For the Secret Student Santas event, students involved with the National Junior Honor Society get to surprise the teachers they work with throughout the year.
“NJHS students are paired with a staff member. They give notes and small gifts to the teachers each day Monday-Thursday. On Friday we have a reveal breakfast and teachers give a gift to their Student Santa,” Berry said.
Do Good December is a little bit like a homecoming week, just for the holiday season.
“This is a Spirit Week the week before winter break. Each day there is a dress-up day paired with an activity like writing cards to troops overseas, decorating placemats for nursing homes in the area, or writing notes to teachers. We have not finalized this yet for this year’s activities,” Berry said.
And the Frost Social is an event that incentivises students to work hard and be their best every day.
“Students who meet requirements for the new Good Standing Policy will be rewarded with an all-school social and snacks,” Berry said.
Other schools will be having events as well.
Winfield Primary has a loaded holiday schedule, which is being kicked off with a Pre-K Holiday Concert at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5.
Dec. 7 is at 10 a.m. is Parents as Teachers Holiday Celebration at Winfield Primary.
Dec. 9 through Dec. 13 there will be Santa’s Gift Shop.
Dec. 14 is Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. and Dec. 15 there will be the Bright Futures of Winfield Christmas in the Community Event at 2-5 p.m.
Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. is the Kindergarten Holiday Concert. Dec. 17 is the First and Second Grade Holiday Concert at 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 is Polar Express Day and Dec. 20 is Festive Christmas Attire Day at Winfield Primary.
December 20 at 9 a.m. is Holiday Christmas Party Day.
Winfield Intermediate will be hosting a Holiday Family Fun Night on Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Winfield High School band holiday concert will be at 7 p.m. of Friday, Dec. 13 in the high school gym.