Decking the Doors

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Students and staff at Parkway Elementary School spread winter cheer on Dec. 14 by transforming their classroom doors into winter-themed wonderlands for the annual Decorate the Door contest.
    
Sporting their favorite ugly holiday sweaters and applying their creativity and collaboration skills, every class in grades K-5, as well as the school’s ancillary departments, decorated their doors to reflect a winter theme. Competition criteria required them to display a winter theme in a tangible and clever way that was visually appealing, imaginative and creative, and exuded school spirit or Parkway paraphernalia. Judging was based on originality, complexity, creativity and relevance to the theme.
    
Winners for each grade were announced, acknowledging the classes that most innovatively used materials such as lights, cotton balls, paper snowflakes and wrapping paper to transform their doors. Among the ancillary departments, the main office reigned supreme with their “Gingerbread Lane” theme.
    
Along with their first-place ribbons, the K-2 winners received a movie day with popcorn and juice, those who placed first in grades 3-5 won a game of freedom ball during gym, juice and cookies, and the main office earned bragging rights.