The Halloween Holiday: A Time for Community Celebration

Claudia Best

Abstract


As the glorious season of autumn unfolds before us, communities, schools, families and most importantly, children begin to prepare for the arrival of Halloween. It is interesting to examine the various ways that school philosophy and policy differ as districts prepare for this holiday.  Many school districts decided to regard this holiday as just another traditional school day due to high stakes testing and accountability.  However, for nearly 40 years, a school district in Western New York has used this holiday to highlight their students in a celebration shared with the entire school and town community.

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