By Alexandria Bayliff | December 20, 2016
As we countdown the days until Christmas, Temple’s Student Government decided to set the students and staff at TCS in a festive mood by showing Christmas spirit through themed dress down days during the week of December 12-16. Students, teachers, and all faculty could participate by dressing according to assigned theme for each day, most being holiday related.
Monday, December 12, proved who was the best at dressing the worst during Ugly Sweater Day. Freshman Brady Vondran was the male winner with his overly adorned Christmas gingerbread man sweater, and sophomore Saige Biglow won the female prize with her oversized old-fashioned holiday patterned threads.
Tuesday, December 13, Temple modeled the North Pole complete with many Santas and reindeer on Christmas Character Day. Snowmen and even a nutcracker couldn’t beat freshman Justin Andrews’ Santa and junior Heather Goliver as an elf who won the contest that day.
Wednesday, December 14, everyone got comfortably prepared, complete with hats, gloves, scarves, and multiple layers for the frigid winter season during Warm It Up Wednesday. Congratulations to senior Lexi Bayliff and sophomore Seth Nickles for going above and beyond to stay warm.
No identical pairs roamed the halls on Twin Day Thursday, December 15, due to a school cancellation from cold temperatures. However, school resumed Friday and the last day of this year’s Christmas Spirit Week commenced.
What’s better than ending the spirit week by dressing like the season on Red and Green Day, Friday, December 16. Students and staff “decked the halls” donning their red and green apparel. Freshmen Allison Durst and Lincoln Waters wore the colors best, winning the last contest of the week.
Thank you to the TCS Student Government for organizing this awesome week of Christmas spirit and getting everyone into a festive mood! Days like these create many photos, memories, and fun that won’t be forgotten! It’s a great way to head into another wonderful winter break filled with cherished moments between family, friends, and time with our beloved Savior whom this holiday is about. May we enter our churches with joyful hearts ready to worship Christ and celebrate His birth next Sunday, December 25. From the TCS High School Journalism Class, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Every year at Temple Christian School the elementary puts on an excellent Christmas program involving the students. This year was no different! The students practiced for weeks, and they were anxious to show off what they learned. It included music, some acting, and of course, many laughs and smiles. What a great way to celebrate the birth of Christ!
The talented students played many different instruments including clarinets, triangles, tambourines, keyboard bells, and drums. The student’s teachers worked with them patiently to help them do their best, and the work paid off! They sounded great and were able to perform some sweet Christmas tunes. Not only were instruments played, but they also sang carols and festive songs. Music brings everyone together, and this was shown beautifully at the performance.
Aside from the music and songs performed, there was also a skit! Students dressed up as the traditional Bible characters Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, and many others. As with the music, the teachers were able to lead the students into doing a beautiful job. The play had humor, a wholesome heartfelt message, and showcased the talent of Temple Christians own. All in all, the elementary Christmas program is a wonderful tradition that never gets old!