Fall Fest at Mountaintop Area Elementary School provides fun and frights
Fall Fest at Mountaintop Area Elementary School provides fun and frights
Brit Milazzo
Thursday, November 01, 2018

When you enter the kitchen at Mountaintop Area Elementary School, it looks pretty standard – kitchen supplies, food, cafeteria workers and more. But it’s a little bit spookier on Halloween.

During the annual Fall Festival held this year on Halloween, food service workers welcomed students into what they called the Haunted Kitchen. The lights were dimmed and everything was decorated in Halloween décor. Every turn presented students with an appropriately-scary, yet fun course through the kitchen that included faux spiders, fearsome masks and frightening music.

The students each went through once, and then headed to the rest of the cafeteria for an afternoon full of fun fall- and Halloween-themed activities.

The Fall Festival is an annual event to help celebrate the fall season and Halloween. This year, reading interventionist Cortney Schall said it was the PBIS incentive for the month of October, which is part of the schoolwide positive behavior program.

She said students were encouraged to get 10 signatures from their teacher proving they followed the schoolwide rules of being kind, respectful, responsible and safe. That was their admission into the Fall Fest.

Activities included crafts and games such as Needle in A Haystack where student could find a variety of 250 prizes, the Poke-a-Pumpkin activity and pumpkin bowling. Schall also said the event also couldn’t have been done without the help of parent volunteers.

*To see the Haunted Kitchen video, visit this link: https://www.facebook.com/BaldE...