Abandoned tri-fold posters littered the library walls as students came into school on Wednesday morning, relaxed after the conclusion of December fair. A late start ensured they were well-rested as they sipped on hot chocolate, provided by the MAMS junior student government. There was a wide array of toppings, from candy canes to whipped cream to personalize each student’s mug. Before classes started, everyone got to hang out in the library, wearing their pajamas and talking about their plans for the upcoming two-week winter break.
Thursday welcomed school spirit, as MAMS students arrived wearing their new school merch and Bournedale shirts.
An ornament contest was held on Thursday, with a prom ticket at stake. The decorations made the Christmas tree in the Mass Academy library all the more festive, brightening the school. All of the submissions were turned in by the morning and the teachers chose the winner.
“Creating this ornament was an awesome break from the really busy week we had at MAMS! I am thankful to student government for giving us the opportunity to have fun making these ornaments,” said junior Shreya Venkayala.
Her ornament featured the class of 2024’s Bournedale photo in an abstract style, reminding students and teachers alike of their favorite memories from the trip.
The week ended with an ugly sweater and sock day, with sweaters containing everything from funny puns to light-up elements. Already dressed for the holidays, the students ended the week with an ice cream bar, excited for the two-week break ahead of them.
Over a few weeks, many presents had accumulated under the MAMS tree, culminating in a Yankee Gift Swap on January 4th, a nice event to ease students into school again. Items from candles to legos were traded and every student ended up with something they wanted. Unfortunately, the gift swap meant the MAMS tree was taken down, but the newfound spirit remains in the students.
Junior Staff Writer