Ms. Scott, activities director, stated that ASB wanted “something to do for Halloween that included both the students and the teachers.” The requirement was to have a costume and while students came around to each classroom the teachers could give out treats and “teach.” Passing out knowledge, so to speak.
“The students who don’t have costumes have to answer a history question to get a treat,” explains Mrs. Olguin. That’s where the “teach” in Trick-or-Teach came to be.
Others like Mr. Howell volunteered, because he “likes anything that makes the kids happy,” and Mr. Kumar enjoyed seeing people he never really gets to see. “I get to see their shining faces and costumes.”
To raise awareness of the activity ASB announced it on Facebook and the announcements, but Ms. Soldin thought that kids weren’t really aware. “It’s a fun, great idea, I just think they should have made it like a competition, like who gets the most candy or whoever gets to all the teachers the fastest wins a prize or something to raise more awareness.”
Luisa Rosas, a senior, didn’t even know they were doing such an activity. “I didn’t know that! I really wanted some candy!”
Even so, Trick-or-Teach seemed to be a great turn out with many kids coming in and out of classes. When asked what she thought was best about Trick-or-Teach Ms. Scott said, “The teachers, I’m really glad this many teachers volunteered and that they’re helping perpetuate the campus spirit.”