Students collected items for those in need
From Dec. 12-22, Farnsworth Middle School held a donation drive to collect new hats and mittens, gently used or new jackets and handmade holiday cards for those in need. During homeroom, donations were hung on the Giving Tree Racks located near the house offices. Each donation earned a ticket, which was counted toward the 2022 winter house competition.
FMS Student Council announced that, 57 jackets, five pairs of snow pants, seven face guards, 62 new hats, nine hat and glove sets, 15 scarves and more than 100 pairs of new gloves were collected. Some of these items, including 63 pairs of glovers, were donated directly to FMS students, while others were donated to Things of Our Very Own, a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by abuse and/or neglect and who are at risk of child protective services intervention.
First annual winter house competition
The first annual winter house competition was held during the week of Dec. 19-22 and pitted the four FMS houses against one another. Students in Hiawatha, Mohawk, Tawasentha and Seneca earned points through a door decorating contest, sled creation contest and eighth grade sled races. In addition, students dressed up each day according to spirit week themes such as PJ day, shiny and bright, summer in winter, comfy and flannel Friday to earn competition points for participation.
Eighth grade sled race results
The week’s events capped off on Friday, Dec. 23, with sled races among eighth grade students, with the following results:
- Third place: Hiawatha, Team “The Buckets”, 35.39 seconds
- Second place: Tawasentha, Team “The Snow Angels”, 33 seconds
- First place: Mohawk, Team “The Winter Wonderland”, 25.83 seconds
And the house winner is…
After tallying points from donations, spirit day participation and the competitions, the Mohawk and Tawasentha houses tied with 110 points each. In addition to bragging rights, their names will be inscribed on the FMS spirit week stick.
Much appreciation goes to the entire FMS community for their generosity and participation, which helped to make this event so successful!