Students’ Worst Nightmare


Emma Caudill, Website Writer

The only thing more frightening than Halloween is the school day after. After staying out late, it is almost impossible to wake up for school the next morning. When my alarm clock goes off, producing that awful high pitched sound, I can barely open my eyes and it is nearly impossible to get out from under my toasty warm blankets. On top of that, I have mounds of unfinished homework that teachers assigned. Halloween has been celebrated for hundreds of years in America and many other countries, but for some ridiculous reason, we do not get school off the day after Halloween.

The day after Halloween is a wasted school day. It is extremely hard to focus when the only thing I care about the day after Halloween is comparing how much candy I got with my friends or talking about how much fun trick or treating was.

Teachers don’t want to go to school the day after Halloween either. Many teachers have kids and stayed out late with them trick-or-treating, or handed out candy to the children in their neighborhood. The teachers are always tired and have no enthusiasm to teach their lessons.    

I have a test the day after Halloween. How does my teacher expect me to study if they know that I am going to be running around like a maniac up and down my neighborhood all night? Not giving the day after Halloween off sets students up for failure.

Okay, apparently Halloween isn’t a national holiday, but November 1st is All Saints Day. Although it is not a federal public holiday in the United States, All Saints Day is recognized as a national holiday in many other countries. School districts should not have school on All Saints Day so that teachers and students can enjoy Halloween without having to worry about tests and homework the next day. And trust me, with all these kids in candy comas, no one wants us doing algebra anyway.