EATON — Eaton Middle School introduced a new event this year to celebrate the fall season in an educational way. The first ever Fall Bash was a success, proving fun for the students and faculty of EMS.
The event was held after school on Monday, Oct. 23 and featured numerous educational events and pizza.
According to Middle School Principal Derek Flatter, the Fall Bash was conceived out of a desire to highlight the school’s academics.
“We wanted to do something to show off our great school and to have an after school event that was not just playing games, but also showing off our academics,” he said. “We wanted to have something that any student could attend. The teachers really wanted to be involved, so they have taken the lead.
“The teachers started brainstorming and they decided what events to have. Each department took on something that related to what they’re teaching somehow.”
There were many events for all kids, grades six through eight, to enjoy at the Fall Bash.
One was a Break Out Room put on by the Art Department, where several rooms were turned into an escape event.
The Social Studies Department had a guest speaker talking to students about the paranormal history of Preble County.
EMS students Ty Crammer and Carson Janney were just two of the many who got to experience this special presentation.
“We were listening to a woman from the Preble County Historical Society talk about paranormal events and stuff that goes on at the events that they’re at,” Crammer said.
Janney added, “She told us about knocks and different sounds that came out throughout the house. It was a little scary. I’m definitely interested in the supernatural, it is a cool topic. We’re having a lot of fun at the Fall Bash. It is very enjoyable.”
The Math Department did a spin-off of the Amazing Race. There were math challenges in many different rooms that the kids had to race through.
Science had different activities. In one room, the students had to reach their hands into mystery buckets and guess what the item was. In another, there were bubble challenges.
Language Arts had word games.
According to Principal Flatter, the event was a success.
“Our attendance is remarkable. I think we had 255 kids, that’s over half. That is more than we expected and we are very excited. I think that shows that kids want to be here, together, and with their teachers. That’s a neat thing,” he said.
“Every department had multiple teachers working together. They really got into it together. We’re very proud of them.”
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