Three Days to Go!


Crystal Stewart

Melinda Laakkonen and Diana Reijo prep the gift bags to hand out at the annual Christmas concert.

Rylee Nicoletti

With Christmas break coming up everyone is getting ready to leave and have a break from school. Break starts on Wednesday Dec. 21st and the students return on January 3rd. Even though students and staff are urging to wrap up and leave, everyone is still in the holiday spirit. The high school student council has hosted a secret santa this year for grades 6-12. Students who chose to participate in this activity will buy a gift for their person, who remains a secret to everyone else, and exchange. On the 21st, everyone will exchange gifts and find out the secret while sharing some cheer. Also on the 21st, the student council will be showing multiple Christmas movies to have a small break and get in the spirit.

Besides the holiday cheer, the stress and work has piled on. Teachers are rushing to meet deadlines and wrap up their chapters to start fresh in the new year. This means a bunch of tests and projects due on the 21st. Students are all cramming to finish the rest of the week off right. Along with school work, coaches are preparing for games and holiday tournaments throughout the break. The boys and girls teams will have practice throughout the few weeks, you know, to work off all the egg nog. The double header at home against Winter is on the 22nd. This is also a special night for a former high school player, Megan Gustafson. The school will officially retire number ten. This has only happened twice, previously to Jolene Anderson and now Megan. Then the teams start their holiday tournaments in Washburn for one day. They will take on multiple conference teams there. This is going to be an exciting break for everyone.

Even with all the events going on, Christmas is a time to sit down and enjoy family and the holidays, and everyone at South Shore is ready to do so. We wish you all a great Christmas break! But do not forget, it will come to end very quick!