Christmas contest raises school spirit

Christmas contest raises school spirit

Christmas contest raises school spirit

It’s like walking into a winter wonderland. Pershing County Middle School students recently decorated their classroom doors with a nod to holiday movies. The whole school participated as part of their Spirit Week.

“The students took a break from the normal stuff and focused on decorating for two hours,” said Cassidie Fuller, sixth-grade science and math teacher.

Cassidie Fuller also advises the middle school’s leadership class. The extra-curricular club plans community service projects, school dances and assemblies.

“The group decided to have a door competition for the holidays to bring some cheer,” said their advisor.

All the middle schoolers drew Santas, painted Christmas trees and cut out elves. Some of the movie themes included "Home Alone", "The Christmas Carol", "Polar Express" and "Frosty the Snowman".

The Grinch featured a candy cane heart. The Christmasphobe balances two characters on his lap. The Grinch’s dog, Max, rocks his reindeer ears. Cindy Lou’s pink hair ribbons and nightgown match perfectly.

Cotton ball snowflakes fall on Frosty the Snowman. On another door, the Polar Express races full steam ahead.

The high school leadership club chose one entry as the winner. They picked “The Elf.”

A spray of white lights cascades across the threshold of the PCMS library, the domain of Whitney Phillips. Her advisory class created the winning entry.

A life-sized Buddy the Elf stands before a cityscape. White paper garlands dangle from the ceiling.

“Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” says Elf Code #4 in bright red letters.

On Thursday PCMS Principal Shea Murphy and Phillips reserved a table in the lunchroom. The creators of the winning entry sat together.

Lovelock’s Port of Subs donated enough sandwiches and chips for a pre – Christmas feast. The contest winners savored their prize.

Leadership classes put presents under Angel Tree

The middle school leadership class juggles several projects during the holiday season. But the Angel Tree tops their list like a star on a Christmas pine.

The group held a bake sale in Safeway’s parking lot several weeks ago. Then they buddied up with students from Buzz Brook’s high school leadership class.

The students traveled to Fernley’s Walmart to shop for gifts to place under the tree. On Wednesday the leadership groups reunited in the PCMS lunchroom to wrap each item.

They want every child in Lovelock to open presents on Christmas day.