Students haunt halls on Halloween


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Ian Eldridge poses in his costume.

OHS was filled with goblins and vampires on the Friday before Halloween.

It has been a tradition at OHS for staff and students to wear costumes since Jan Kellerman has been principal. A few students approached Kellerman back in 2011, asking her if she would allow the students to wear their costumes to school. She went to a committee in place at the time and they all agreed that it would be a good idea, considering it was the year they came up with the nickname of “Our House” for OHS.  

“We decided it would be a fun thing to do,” Jan Kellerman said.

There are rules in place for the attire that can and can not be worn. No masks, references to drugs or alcohol, weapons, or anything that will be too messy, like fake blood, are allowed. All costumes must be school appropriate.

“It’s still a school environment but we can still have fun… There’s no reason we can’t have fun even though we’re big kids,” Kellerman said.

Students participate every year in dressing up for the spooky holiday. OHS is filled with princesses, superheros, and more. It’s a good way to show off their new costumes and to have fun.

“It’s a wonderful privilege, I think a lot of people taken that privilege into effect… They should have it every year, it’s fun,” said Ian Eldridge (11).