Last week's calendar, under the overarching theme of Homecoming, was chock-full of exciting activities for students, families and community members alike. Monday kicked off the festivities with a Coronation event that saw Queen Phoebe Worthly and King Chris Wodicka crowned as Homecoming royalty. Throughout the week, students and staff members dressed appropriately for festively-themed days, including super hero day, hippie day and school spirit day to name a few.
Tuesday saw our WBLAHS - South Campus World Language students taking advantage of the beautiful fall day as they celebrated spirit with a World Cup soccer (football?!?) tournament. Each team cheered in their respective world language, some team members went all-out in dressing the part, and there was some flag-waving as well! Find photos of the energetic activity here
On Thursday evening, hundreds of guests celebrated Otter Lake Elementary's 25th birthday. The cafeteria and hallways were filled with activities, including a large-scale "timeline" that highlighted memorabilia and photos of students and staff members from each of the years of the school's quarter-of-a-century history. Classrooms were filled with engaging activities led by magicians, the White Bear Center for the Arts and Tamarack Nature Center to name a few. The evening ended with an assembly at which teams of current students and former staff members "lit" the candles of a giant birthday cake. It was a celebration to be remembered!
The week ended with a Homecoming picnic and softball game at ALC. Later in the day, the traditional Homecoming Parade took place and orange-clad crowds lined the streets of Downtown White Bear Lake to cheer for floats that snaked their way through the route. The crowd unofficially made its way over to Cup and Cone to enjoy one last taste of summer before heading to the football game that night, cheering the Bears on to a victory after a back-and-forth game. The next morning, hundreds of runners got together for the BearPower Homecoming Celebration Family fun Run. See a photo of the morning's event here