It’s that time of year again, time for ghouls, ghosts, witches, and wizards to invade BYMS. Are you ready for the annual Bernardo Yorba Halloween Dress-Up Day, Friday, October 30, 2015?
Mr. Valburg and our staff make sure to create a fun environment for our Bernardo Yorba students. Mr. Valburg said, “Mr. Marshall and I believe that school should be a fun place and, allowing students to dress up creates a fun environment where students want to come enjoy themselves,” when asked his motivation for dress up day.
In order to keep a safe and appropriate environment, dress code is still enforced with minor exceptions. Mr. Marshall told reporters, “The guideline that is broken the most is props. Students bring inappropriate props, for example they’ll come as a ninja and bring a fake sword. Even look-a-like weapons aren’t aloud. To find out more information about the dress code, you can visit byms.org.
“I like to see students dress up, especially the creative ones! Even though academics is our 1st priority, I feel having some fun, like dress up days, makes this a more positive learning environment!” Stated Mr. Marshall.
Every year, BYMS hosts a costume contest. Students could win prizes such as bags of candy for participating in the contest. Some categories are, cutest costume, most original costume, and scariest costume. These contests are an ASB event, they will judge the contest and provide the prizes.
BYMS is one of the few schools in the district allowing students to dress in costume for Halloween. Mr. Valburg said, “Mr. Marshall and I believe school should be a fun place and, allowing students to dress up creates a fun environment where students want to come enjoy themselves,” when asked his motivation for dress up day.