NEW PARIS — According to National Trail Local School District officials, the Apple Fest celebration held at the school was a huge success. During a NT Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, all three principals reported the bounce houses at the schools went better than expected and were a hit with the community.
The idea behind the school celebration was due to the football game that was held that night. The Apple Fest committee thought to have bounce houses at the school so there would be two celebrations at the same time — one at the school and one at the main festival.
“We had over 250 students in the building. Things really went really well. I thought we would have more problems then we did, but the kids really seemed to enjoy themselves,” Elementary Principal Ed Eales reported.
Middle School Principal Mike Eyler added, “I do think they had a lot of fun. It was organized chaos, but no incidents. The high school students who helped out really seemed to enjoy it. We had several teachers who stuck around to help out and had positive things to say. I had a good time too.”
“A lot of the high school and my staff members helped out with the Apple Fest,” NT High School Principal Brian McKnight said. “A lot of sweaty kids, but it was a good time.”
In other school reports, Eales noted Parents Week was a success, with more than 400 people in attendance.
“It is really neat for me to see the reaction — from the fourth grade parents who this is their last, to the kindergarten where this is their first. I like that and I talked to all the parents,” he said.
In other news:
•Transportation Supervisor John Toschlog reported the school has been working on bus evacuation drills. The students have had the opportunity to work the roof hatches and really learn the safety procedures.
•Facilities Director Brian Smith reported there is “light at the tunnel” in regard to the ongoing construction. The parking lot is now brighter, due to new light poles.
The next National Trail Local School District Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the NT District Office.
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