Umatilla High School Polar Express Day



UHS Students Kick Off Winter Break with Fun Day


The last day of school before Winter Break was a busy, fun one for UHS students. Friday, December 17th is Polar Express Day at the school. There were three main stations for the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to rotate through during the day.


In the Commons, they watched the Polar Express movie complete with popcorn and hot chocolate and decorating cookies. In the classrooms, another group played play board games, video games or sports games. And in the library, there were 15 different crafts students could make for family and friends. All students will able to participate in all activities.


Polar Express Day is organized by UHS Leadership. According to Vice Principal April Dirksen, this annual tradition on the last Friday before the break started three or four years ago. “The students wanted to do something to celebrate the holiday season together and to signify that we are a school family.” There have been “Elf” and “Home Alone” themes, too.


Happy Holidays, Vikings!