Door decorating returns

Door decorations are typically put up before winter break, getting students prepared for winter break and raising holiday cheer. However, this year, they were moved to after winter break so they would concur with Ice Fest. Winter door decorations have been a tradition at the school for many years; enjoyed by  students and teachers alike .

“I designed one of my teacher’s door decorations,” senior Raelyn Miller said. “I decided to go with a classic winter theme, sparkly snowflakes and blue bulbs and it gave the whole room a chilly theme; I really liked them.”

The inspiration for each teacher’s door decorations are different; some are designed by students, and some by teachers, and some simply go at it and plan as they go along. Each door is uniquely designed and some are intricate and go all out. In any case, the decorations are a way for students and teachers to express their creativity.

“I helped decorate my math teachers door and we did a bunch of math themed stars on the door, with triangles and the Pythagorean theorem and other shapes on them to make a math Christmas,” senior Reem Rana said, “It turned out really cool, because each student had different math jokes and math problems to add to the door.”

Though this years’ door decorations are original and creative, many teachers who created door decorations in the past did not participate in this years’ festivities and holiday cheer. In previous years, the “psychology hallway” has been a notorious stand out amongst its competitors in detail and creativity.

“I believe psychology and geography did not do the door decorations this year because at the time that they were taking place, we were in the final stretch of our Internal Assessment, which is a big grade for us, and is also sent to IB, so we decided to focus on that instead of participating,” Rana said.

The response to the door decorations this year was “sub-par” Miller said, because of the lack of participation in the activity. However, this remains a tradition within the school’s history students and teachers will hopefully continue to uphold.