Holiday department decorating contest

by Ryan Hornish, Assistant to the Editorial Board

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In December, faculty members participated in an office decoration contest that saw, fierce competition in an effort to show their holiday spirit. The idea came along after the English Department’s tradition of decorating their office saw competition with the neighboring history and business department threatening to steal decorations for their own festivities this year. Ms. Pat Mahoney, am English teacher saw other faculty members putting up decorations and seized the opportunity for a competition. Ms. Kathleen Walter described an email sent by Dr. Regan stating “Dr. Regan put it out to the rest of the departments, anybody interested in a competition.” 

The office decorating competition saw departments venturing to other departments to find ways to one-up each other and, even finding making holiday themes for the curriculum the department taught. The contest, which came up organically, hopes to make a comeback next holiday season.

Inside the Attendance office

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The interior of the attendance office during the contest.

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The inflatable bear in the attendance office.

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The entrance to the Special Education Office.

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The inside of the Special Education office, lights had been hung under the bookshelf for more holiday spirit.

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The Entrance of the History and Business Office. The teachers of this department themed their decoration of the colors of the American flag and competed intensely with their coworkers.

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The interior of the History/Business office. The American theme continued inside with red, white, and blue everywhere.

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The entrance of the English Office. The English Office was the most competitive and had always decorated the office as tradition.

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The English Office was filled with Christmas decorations was the role model for the rest of the departments.

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The exterior of the Science Office, characters from Disney’s Frozen made an appearance.

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The Science Office contained a Christmas tree, stockings, and a fireplace.

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The Math Office door, decorated with a wreath.

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The office was decorated with snowflakes and festive colors.

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A snowman drawn on the whiteboard states “I love the Math Department”.

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The entrance of the Language Office, small ferns had been placed next to the door and lights draped over the doorway.

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Señora Breuer sits at her desk, lights had been strung up around the office.

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The Art Department set up a little village with lights on the ceiling.

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Mr. Escalante sits on a table showing off the office. It saw much traffic from teachers taking notes to use in their office.

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The office even had a fireplace.