‘Skeletons, Ghosts and Avengers, Oh, my’

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These are just a few of the many costumes you would have seen on Oct. 27 at Ronceverte Elementary School’s Third Annual Spooktacular. Children as well as adults were dressed up in unique and creative costumes.
There were 292 students and their siblings in attendance and close to 500 people total. “The attendance doubled from last year. We are thrilled with the excellent turnout,” said kindergarten teacher and Spooktacular coordinator Beth Modrzakowski.
Some of the activities included balloon animals made by medical student Shawn Carpenter, a book fair, community readers who read Halloween stories, face painting, a dance in the fifth grade wing, musical chairs, monster picture opportunity and trick-or-treating from room to room.
The conception of Spooktacular was developed to facilitate literacy as well as to bring families and the community into Ronceverte Elementary School. Each child who attended received a free book from The West Virginia Read Aloud. Book levels ranged from pre-school to at least eighth grade.
RES would like to thank the following for their time, support, help and donations that made Spooktacular such a success: RES teachers and staff, librarian Lora Weikle, Chris Hall of State Farm, WVSOM student volunteers / PEDS Club, RES PTO, community volunteers, book fair volunteers, parents, students and Communities In Schools.

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