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The Reflection

Gull Lake’s Holiday Spirit Week kicks off the season

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With the holiday season just happening, schools in the Gull Lake Community School district had fun holiday activities to get students in the holiday spirit.

Ugly Sweater Day on December 21st. Photo by Jenna Davidson

At the high school, students had days to dress up with a certain holiday theme. On Monday December 18, 2017, students theme was pajama day. Tuesday brought the Santa’s workshop to the school as students dressed like elves and other famous holiday characters. On Wednesday, students wore all white in accordance with that day’s White-Out theme. Ugly Sweater day was on Thursday and the week wrapped up with flannel day.

The high school also did lunchtime activities including an eating contest, bowling, ugly sweater contest, and mummy wrap.

The middle school had many events as well.

“We had a whole school holiday concert assembly and also a whole school holiday fest activity,” middle school principal, Carmen Maring said. “Holiday fest is when students sign up and rotate to 3 short holiday-themed activities throughout the building.”

Maring said that she loves people giving to others.

“My favorite part of being a principal during the holidays is seeing the community, and students, giving to others,” Maring said. “Most often this occurs behind the scenes and no one else knows about it but it is really amazing to see people supporting other’s needs.”

The Richland Elementary held a number of holiday activities to entertain its students as well.

Located in the center of everything stands the tallest pine with blue lights and large elegant ornaments. Photo by Sierra Mason

“Teachers do a variety of things in their classrooms from a holiday reader’s theatre to grade level and classroom holiday workshops with crafts,” Richland Elementary principal, Ms. Danielle Buckmaster said. “Doing an all-school sing-along is something that is done each year here at Richland Elementary.”


The Elementary also does things to help support people who can’t afford things on the holidays. 


“We do a Richland Elementary Food Drive where we donate boxes of canned goods and non-perishable food to the Response Center just down the road in Richland, on M-89, which is something the school has done for years.” Buckmaster said.

Students like sophomore Dylan Stanton did things outside of school functions to help out people in need during the holiday season. “I volunteered at “Loaves and Fishes” and bagged oatmeal for hungry people in the Kalamazoo area,” Stanton said.

“It was a great opportunity for me to give back to the community I live in,” he said. “I had fun working with my friends that helped bag the oatmeal with me.”




Jack Blesch

This is my first year on the newspaper staff. I am a sophomore at Gull Lake I play football and baseball and love to have fun. I love sports and love to write about them. I look forward to a fun year of writing.


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