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Deck the doors

Hurley school holds Christmas decor contest


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SECOND GRADERS, from left, Serena Tauer, Jaana Aukee and Wyatt Baron, help decorate teacher Nicole Giancola's Peanuts-themed door at the Hurley K-12 School Friday. Faculty and staff throughout the school decorated the doors for a Christmas-themed contest.

HURLEY - Faculty and staff at the Hurley K-12 School got into the holiday spirit Friday with a friendly competition using decorated doors.

Doors in the elementary, middle and high school hallways have been decorated by teachers, staff and students to celebrate the Christmas season.

Decorations included wrapping paper, construction paper, bows, ribbons, ornaments and lights.

Some grades used themes from movies, showing off characters like the Grinch, Snoopy and Woodstock, Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and the conductor from "The Polar Express."

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Frosty the Snowman smiles from Melanie Erspamer's third grade classroom door at the Hurley K-12 School Friday. Faculty and staff decorated doors as part of a Christmas-themed competition.

Students on the elementary, middle and high school student councils will vote Tuesday to see which door will be named the winner.

In addition to the door decorating contest, students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade donated items to be put under three Christmas trees in the cafeteria.

According to elementary guidance counselor Marcy Kusz, the donations go to HOPE Animal Shelter and Domestic Violence Escape in Ironwood and the "Take Time to Be Kind" event at the school.

The trees were donated from staff members and groups in the community, and according to Kusz, the amount of donations has been "overwhelming."

"We have done 'Take Time to Be Kind' in the past, and this year we wanted to open this up to all three groups," Kusz said. "The kids and families have been so generous. It's overwhelming how generous everyone is."


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