Good Things December 5-18th, 2021

A “Mustang Round-Up” of Good Things for December 2021! Included in this edition are photos from Winter Spirit Week, Winter Concerts, and other Holiday fun!

WINTER SPORTS WEDNESDAY: Admin + Clerical dressed up in their Mustang Hockey finest for WPW! Photos courtesy of Clerical!

HIGH-KEY HOLIDAY: Key Club decorated stockings for the Salvation Army in early December. Photos by Taylor Kamrath.

RED OUT, GREEN OUT: More Holiday spirit on Red Out/Green out Friday!

DOOR DECOR: Shots of some of the many doors decorated for the Holiday Door contest. Photos by Ethan Bia.

A CHAMBER MUSIC HOLIDAY: Orchestra, in “concert” with Russian Eats and the 9th Battalion Military Band, hosted a chamber music holiday event with food, music, and holiday cheer. Photos by Taylor Kamrath.

GINGER-NEERING: German classes built gingerbread houses and celebrated St. Nikolas day during Winter Spirit week. It was exchange student Lucca’s first time making a gingerbread house! Photos by Megan and Abby Sutton.

BE-MINE: WDS Freshmen completed the “Mine-a-Pie” activity in Mrs. Thornton’s class in early December. Photos by Alliyah Fields.

TWENTY-TWENTY-TWOS-DAY: WDS Sophomores interrupted your peace and quiet with a new year’s countdown on 2022-day during Spirit Week. Photos by Hailey Pierce.

A RETURN TO TRADITION: After a year off, Mr. Mason’s Caroling the students away on the last day of school before Winter Break came back in full force! Photos by Rowan Campbell.

JOY TO THE WORLD: Band’s Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 14th featured a cameo from Coach Spackman reading “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” with the band playing the accompanying musical arrangement. Sophomore Ben Harmon was the MVP of the night, starting with a cold open drum solo for Jazz Band, skipping his 2nd hour for a week to help Concert Band with their percussion section, and playing the bells from the Auditorium ceiling catwalk to really bring home the concept of “surround sound.”

GIRL POWER: Women’s Wrestling took first at Regionals. The whole team (boys and girls) also received a GPA award! Photo from Mustang Wrestling’s Facebook page. We’d love more photos if anyone has any!

WHITE ELEPHANT: DDF had their Holiday party with a white elephant that included two categories: “Weirdest thing you can find” and “Something You’d Actually Want to Get.” We’ll you decide which category the hello kitty ping pong ball kit and Barilla pasta should have been in. Yes, Riley’s new locker signs do say “Girl boss. Gatekeep. Gaslight.”

JAZZ BAND JOURNEYS: Jazz Band traveled to Mirror Lake and Gruening to spread some holiday tunes last week, and then followed it up with a gig at the Diamond Center yesterday. They were joined by Service High Band Director (and former Gruening director), Christopher Lubkin, first-year Dimond Band Director Jimmy Webb, South High Band Director Justin Somaduroff, and Palmer Middle and High Band Directors Barb Carroll and Christ Loescher. Photos courtesy Kody Trombley.

TAKE THE PLUNGE: Polar Plunge happened (this morning!) December 18th. The team raised over $4,500 for the Special Olympics of Alaska! Photos by Megan Sutton.

CHOPPED: FCCLA had a Holiday-themed chopped competition at their December meeting. Photos by Hailey Pierce.

WE”VE GOT SPIRIT (GEAR): Shy, Skye, and Alliyah model the latest round of Spirit Gear in stock now at the Student Store. This was mostly pre-orders, so very limited sizes remain. Shorts are $22, Hoodies, Crewnecks, and Sweats are $30 or 2/$55. We still have t-shirt options and other crew necks and long sleeves as well. Stop by when the store reopens Jan 3rd to check it out!

Coming soon: Photos from the Choir Concert on Thursday, December 16th!

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