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  1. Default Should Halloween be celebrated in schools?

    Andrea Hermitt, the Education Examiner, has great insight into whether or not this holiday should be celebrated in schools. She says, "The fact that they had children to get dressed up to collect candy didnít bother me within itself, but the fact that Christmas was relegated to Santa Claus and on top of it made me simmer.

    "Fast forward several years, and it seems that Halloween is under attack in public schools. Perhaps the reason is just what I stated. If Christian Holidays are not welcome in school, why should any. In some cases this may be true, but you would be surprised to find out some of the reasons Halloween is banned in school."

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    Man, in a club I'm in I wanted to raise money by selling halloween cupcakes on halloween, but the teachers said that we shouldn't do that because some of the kids don't 'do' halloween... gah. i just say you can't ever make everyone happy and just do it anyways >.<

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    why not? It's also good when we celebrate Halloween in schools... after all it's also educational

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    Well why not? They are told enough stories!!

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    well personally i think its fine mostly because most think of it as a fun holiday not about its true backround but dude i think it would be fine
    if people have a problem with it then they can talk to the board but come on learning the orgin of halloween is FUNN of course im not a normal 15 year old but heck with it

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    I remember as a child we would dress up at school on Halloween, do a costume parade, and have a lil party. Now My sons school doesn't celebrate Halloween at all. I guess because some people celebrate and some don't. They don't really even celebrate any holiday. Kinda sad actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    I remember as a child we would dress up at school on Halloween, do a costume parade, and have a lil party. Now My sons school doesn't celebrate Halloween at all. I guess because some people celebrate and some don't. They don't really even celebrate any holiday. Kinda sad actually.
    Same here. I think it's a real shame that certain religious extremists have forced out Halloween from the school, and yet they still do Christmas.

    Either ALL holidays should be banned, or none of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Girl View Post
    Same here. I think it's a real shame that certain religious extremists have forced out Halloween from the school, and yet they still do Christmas.

    Either ALL holidays should be banned, or none of them.
    At my sons' school, they don't celebrate Halloween, Christmas, or Easter. But they do have a "Fall party", a "Winter party", and a "Spring party".

    I was disappointed when I realized this when my first son went through kindergarten. I remember how much fun we had as kids in school (back in the 80s) doing our Halloween parade and party, decorating the class Christmas tree, Santa would come and give everyone a small gift, and the classes did gift exchanges, and then for Easter the Easter Bunny would come and we'd have an Easter egg hunt.

    I guess I shouldn't be too disappointed since they have done away with all of the holiday celebrations and didn't just pick and choose.

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    I think any holiday is fine as long as religion is kept out of it. Halloween is not a religious holiday IN MY OPINION, so I think it should be allowed. Some of my best memories of elementary school were all the different holiday parties. Someone is going to be offended no matter what religion they practice, or choose not to practice at all. The fun really gets sucked out of life when everything has to go through the political correctness meat grinder first.

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    When I was a kid, it was lots of fun to have the costume parade and a party.

    My boys have had the same, only they chose not to participate in the costume parade at about grade 8.

    It still is a big night here - thank goodness. The religious zealots haven't taken over. My youngest son still has a christmas party and christmas concert at his school. At my eldest son's school it is a little different - it is very multi cultural so a bit of everything is recognized.

    Down with the no fun zealots I say!!!

 

 
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