Student council organizes Harvest Day

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Students spend the majority of the school day outside on Harvest Day, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, but it is more work than what people think.  For weeks, advisers and students prepared for this day.  

Student council members prepared for this using up much of their free time over the few weeks they have to get everything ready.

“I am in the building by 6:15 am every morning and I worked on it over the weekends and the evenings… it was over 60 hours of work,”  Beth Bronson, eighth grade American cultures teacher and student council adviser, said.

Even after all the time spent setting up, there are always adjustments to be made.

“Next year I think we will make the time shorter, just because it seemed like a long time to be outside this year,” Jess Hogan, ninth grade biology teacher and future student council adviser, said.  

Current ninth grade adviser Deborah Miller will not be advising student council next year.  

Elaina Waksmonski, ninth grade student council member, disagrees with the time changes.

“ I feel that the day should stay the same length, if not longer, because it only happens once a year,” Waksmonski said.

Although Harvest Day is planned by advisers, people’s advice will be taken.

“ I am definitely interested in listening to any students’ ideas and considering them for next year’s Harvest Day,” Hogan said.

“ I think there should be more games outside for people to do”, Waksmonski said.

  This free day is nothing close to freedom for staff members of student council, and there are many variables of the day that cause stress and worrying.

 “ The weather is my largest worry.  Also, I become concerned if there is enough to keep the students busy,”  Bronson said.

“The hardest part for me is probably setting up because there is a large amount of work to be done in such little time,” Waksmonski said.

Bronson also stated that it is very rewarding to see all of the hard work pay off. The PBS committee and teachers in charge take a large amount of time out of the beginning of the school year, spending hours working on it after school and going outside prior to the starting of the event and setting up.  Not only does the school benefit as a whole, but students get a day out of class and walk around with friends.

Mr. Danish prepares himself for an oncoming plate of pie on Harvest Day, Oct. 8, where students are allowed to toss cream pie at teachers.  Students pay for a chance to throw a plate of cream pie at any teacher of their choice.
Andy Danish prepares himself for an oncoming plate of pie on Harvest Day, Oct. 8, where students are allowed to toss cream pie at teachers. Students paid for a chance to throw a plate of cream pie at any teacher of their choice. Photo by Tori Cox