Flower Hill School always seems to make the best of any situation. It has been that way since the building opened in September 1954 and today’s students and teachers are just as resilient as their predecessors.
The Flower Hill community is keeping its collective head up during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has required changes in school operations that would have been utterly unthinkable a year ago.
“Nothing can stop the fun at Flower Hill,” Principal Lucia Laguarda said. “Flower Hill had not one, but two harvest festivals this year so that both cohorts could participate. The PTA generously purchased pumpkins for all students. The all-virtual students picked up their pumpkins a few days before so that could also participate in the fun!”
It really is true that Flower Hill students, like their counterparts across Huntington UFSD always manage to find a way to see the bright side of the hand they are dealt.
“Students looked for pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, decorated and brought home their pumpkins, participated in arts and crafts activities and made fantastic fall crafts as well as danced through some fun Halloween music,” Ms. Laguarda said.
The entire Flower Hill School community is eagerly looking forward to a return to normalcy. When that will be, no one knows, but students, teachers and parents hope it comes sooner rather than later. In the meantime, everyone is striving to remain positive, just like they did last week in the run-up to Halloween.
“Flower Hill had two costume parades and everything was videoed so that all virtual students could participate from home as well,” Ms. Laguarda said. “All in all, all the Flower Hill Foxes had a fabulous time at our harvest festivals and even the rain didn’t damper any spirits.”