Calais High School

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Quinn Sluzenski

The first week of December is of course filled with Christmas spirit and other aspects of the winter season.  Band, sports, Yearbook, and National Honor Society are all busy this week.

Thursday, December 6th, the music programs are holding their annual holiday concert.  The concert band, jazz band, and chorus are all performing many beautiful songs for any community members that would like to enjoy some great music.  The concert is at 6:00.

The concert band will also be playing the next morning for both the high school and the elementary school.  That evening, they will be playing a Christmas medley in the town’s Christmas parade.

While band is playing out, National Honor Society is working quietly to make positive change.  They will have collection jars at local businesses for the next two weeks to raise money for the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief.  Please donate when you can!

Yearbook is doing a little bit of fundraising on their own, but in a completely different way.  They are hosting a dance on Saturday, December 15th to raise money to produce this year’s yearbook.  This dance will be from 8-11.  In a special twist, this dance will feature everyone in masks- that’s right, a masquerade ball.  The dress code is semiformal with a discounted price for people wearing masks.  People are invited to bring their own masks and they will be sold at the door.  Tickets that will be available both ahead of time and at the door will be mementos of what is sure to be a incredible evening.

Speaking of yearbooks, they are now on sale!  In a pre-Christmas sale, they are only forty-five dollars.  They will be sold for fifty-five dollars after Christmas vacation.

In addition of all of these holiday shenanigans, winter sports are all making their start this week.  The first regular season basketball game of the year is this Saturday.  Good luck to all our young athletes in all sports in this upcoming season, and may all students have a great time at our performances and dances!