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Warwood School Halloween Parade Returns Oct. 28

File Photo Warwood School is welcoming back its Halloween parade, where elementary students will march in costume and the middle school band will play them along.

WHEELING — Ghosts and goblins are emerging next week from the Warwood School to haunt the neighborhood, and it’s a good thing.

The school will resume its tradition of students donning costumes and the youngest marching in a community Fall Fest/Halloween parade. The event is set for 2 p.m. on Oct. 28. around Garden Park.

The Warwood School’s marching band, made up of middle school students, will perform as the elementary school students march.

It will be their first public performance since before the COVID pandemic closed the school in March 2020, explained principal Joey Subasic. It typically gives the musicians a chance to play for the public prior to Wheeling’s Christmas parade in November.

“It was a traditional thing prior to COVID,” he said. “I was a student at the Warwood School, and it was always a big deal.”

Students are involved with regular classroom activities during the morning, and by afternoon they change into their costumes for the Fall Fest party.

Then comes the parade.

Middle school students come out to line the block and watch Warwood’s elementary school students march in the parade, and they are joined by parents and other members of the community, according to Subasic.

“It represents a little bit of a return to normalcy that we are able to do these things, and that’s a good thing,” he said.

“It’s a nice way to get us back to what school used to feel like, and what it used to be. The school climate can be uplifted with these things. Not only do students look forward to this, but their parents do as well,” Subasic said.


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