We held a “Sno-Globe Semi-Formal” and transformed our cafeteria into a snowglobe … put up plastic sheeting around the outside to simulate the ball, bought those blow-up santas/trees/snowmen from Rona (for your front lawn), threw some snow batting around them, and … here’s the best part, throughout the night went up into the catwalk and sprinkled snowflakes down onto the dancers (my leadership class collected 3-hole punch confetti from every room in the school, and made lots of use of the shredder in my office to create bags of “snow”) … sounds like a clean-up nightmare but it wasn’t – in fact, with a few brooms, the kids had it done in no time!
From: Callie Wark
Jacob Hespeler Secondary
Take pictures of 12 staff and students, girls and guys. variety of grades, but mostly higher profile kids and staff. Put them in Santa suits and take photos. It becomes a Home Room competition as people try to guess who is behind the beard.
from: Pete Kalbfleisch
Sir John A. Macdonald
It can get pretty tame running the same old door decorating contest each festive season. Try decorating your home room teacher. All of our participants had the opportunity to win a massage with a local therapist. Teachers got “decorated” by their students and went down to the cafeteria for a parade. Yes, the teacher on the left was plugged in with an extension cord! Those classes that did not decorate their teacher, got to stay in class and learn something.
from: Dave Conlon
Elmira District Secondary School
Our staff is always present, so we decided to wrap our teachers for Christmas. Teams of 4 students were given wrapping paper, scissors and tape. In 20 minutes, they had to make a top, bottom and hat for the teacher model and then wrap a stylish box. The winning teacher outfit was decided by audience approval.