On Saturday, December 16th, staff from the district brought the youngest members of their family to Sparta High School's Media Resource Center for the opportunity to tell Santa Claus what they want for Christmas.
|Chemistry teacher, Mr. Brady with his wife Mrs. Brady and their grandchildren,|
posing with Santa.
Sparta High School's DECA Chapter hosted its first annual Breakfast with Santa to allow the entire community of Spartan educators to come together with their families to mingle for a festive holiday gathering. With holiday music playing, photo opportunities available, and holiday treats being consumed, the event kicked off with a blast.
|The cookie decorating station was a big hit with the kids.|
Bagels, treats, and a hot chocolate and coffee station were set up for attendees to munch on. Other than taking photos with Santa, children enjoyed the following activities: face painting, making a reindeer ornament, creating a recipe for reindeer food, a Santa mask craft, and cookie decorating.
The event was an overwhelming success; DECA is very grateful for those who not only attended, but personally truly expressed their gratitude. DECA wishes to make this an annual event due to the amount of joy it brought the Sparta community. Admission was free, as DECA wanted to create a feel-good event for the holidays, however attendees were asked to donate gloves, hats, and other personal items for senior citizen homes - graciously, the attendees did just that. DECA thanks staff from all schools for attending and wishes them a happy holiday season.
|2017 - 2018 DECA Officers. Left to right, back row: Danielle Francescutto,|
Kelli Vogel, Shelby Kapp, Kate Nash. Front row: Bayleigh Takacs, Hannah
Fagersten, Elise Kerim, Daniel Baker.