Students’ Plan For the Upcoming Long Weekend

Anna Davis and Lindsey Schmidt

October 27th through the 30th is a long weekend for students in the Arrowhead School District; teachers will have that Thursday as a teacher workday, and starting Friday it is officially Fall Break for both staff and students.


Over the course of the days, some students plan on participating in fall activities. “Other than catching up on homework, I’ll probably go apple picking,” said senior Nora Perugini.


Fall activities can include going apple picking, carving pumpkins, and watching scary movies. A popular place to go to pick apples and pumpkins is Basse’s Taste of Country. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and are located in Colgate. 


Oliva Schmidt, a senior, Says, “I am sleeping in. Other than that, I have no plans.”


The 31st marks Halloween night. Students in Brown’s psychology class have been offered “brownie points” if they choose to wear their costumes on Monday. “I like the idea of getting points for doing basically nothing”, said senior Haylie Peterson.


Popular costumes are witches, fairies, cowboys, vampires, and the 1980s according to Latifah Muhammad from Billboard.


Senior Mia Geyman says, “I’ll be going to Halloween parties and a haunted house.”


Haunted houses are also popular activities; the Wisconsin Fear Grounds hosts one every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. This year, there are three parts; The Compound where you are trapped, Sketchy’s Chambers where there is a zombie outbreak, and the Contagion where there is a virus. 


“I’m going to a family friend’s Halloween party. I am going to be Doctor Doofenshmirtz and my girlfriend will be Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb.” Said Senior Daniel Payne.


Students who are planning parties can go to the Dollar Store to get cheap decorations, along with more high-end stores such as Party City. 


Whether students are planning to go out or stay home for a horror movie marathon every Arrowhead student is looking forward to the long weekend.