November 1, 2012
Dozens of Walden School Parent Guild volunteers worked for two days to transform the campus for the annual Halloween Carnival on October 27, 2012. Fifth grade student Shane Hughes-Stevenson said the greatest feature of the event is always the Haunted House. “It was really fun!” she reported. “The best part of the Haunted House was when I saw the Frankenstein hanging over me,” said fellow fifth grader Alex Kyriakakis. Third grade student Martin Ladekarl was impressed when “Lotte’s mom [Mia Trachinger] asked us to touch the ‘dry eyeballs’ and it felt like hand sanitizer!”
Each year, parents organize this entertaining carnival for all ages and hundreds attend, including alumni. Alumni parent Kristen Harlan enjoyed re-connecting with other alumni parents. “My favorite part of the evening was seeing my old Mom and Dad friends there! It was cool to see my son (Class of 2012) huddled with his former classmates and observing the different years of alumni students hanging out together.”
Classes created classic game booths like Toss-the-Hoop onto a large Frankenstein and Guess How Many Candy Corns In The Jar. There was also face-painting, a Wii Dance Party, and a Costume Parade. Parent Gail Shand noticed that the costumes were very imaginative this year, “Oh my! Who thought of that?” she kept thinking as she appreciated the work that went into many of the home-made costumes.
Kindergarten student Tristan Cutress dressed up as a punk rocker and declared that he had a lot of fun at the carnival. Lily John of Fifth Grade shared, “I liked that the carnival was scary but also there was a part for little kids that was not as scary.” With something for everyone from adults to Pre-Kindergarteners, there was a lot of Halloween action throughout the campus.