By: Michael Olivares
August 11, 2017, was the first day of school and the semester. Some were nervous, and some were already tired, but the seniors were excited. They own the school. They are ready to graduate and be released to the real world, unlike the freshmen where some were nervous. But some were ready to begin the best four years of their lives.
We got some new teachers and staff members, like Mr. Rosa, Mr. Belman, Mr. Rosa, and Mrs. Mabon and many more. A week later began the annual Ice Breaker Dance to party and meet new people. ASB members would be roaming the halls selling ASB Stickers.
Back To School Night is he night where teachers would review with your parents about what you will be doing this year and what you need to do to pass their class. Two weeks later was the Parade and Fair. As the tradition goes, the adjoining cross-country teams of Tulare Western and Tulare Union began the parade running with American flags and pumping up the crowd. This year Mission Oaks cross country was included in the run. Then came the Homecoming game where Madison McCarthy and Anthony Sousa were the Royal Couple.
October was breast cancer awareness month. As a result, Be the Change Club wrapped trees with a pink bow. Tulare Western’s yearbook staff hosted a pumpkin carving night. Zombies were approaching at the cross country team’s third annual zombie run. Later that night people dressed up and knocked on people’s houses for candy.
November was Bell Week where teams dressed up and competed against each other during lunch. Then on Friday night, November 3rd was where we lost the bell .
Students attended winter formal at Pires barn, in gowns and suits, over 800 students out of all three schools attended. This year’s theme was Masquerade although we were asked not to wear the masks during the dance in order to keep the dance as a safe environment.
Global Winter Wonderland had its third year in Tulare. Then came Thanksgiving break with a week off, no school, teachers, tests, or homework. Then Black Friday had students coming back to school with new clothes, phones, accessories.
December 7th we had our Annual Christmas parade that featured our school’s band, color guard, Mecha club, and much more. December has us studying day and night for finals. Finally it will be the last day of the first semester. Some will be taking finals and some will be having parties and potlucks.
That’s a recap of the first semester. Have a nice Christmas.