As fall weather finally approaches, Johnston-Edgefield-Trenton (J-E-T) Middle School finds ways to celebrate the season. To begin, there was a Halloween-themed fall dance sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). J-E-T believes strongly that students’ social and emotional needs must be met in addition to their academic needs. The dance was held after school on Thursday, October 12, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. There were concessions available, a costume contest, and a pumpkin painting contest.

A boy and girl from each grade level were chosen as winners in the costume contest. Students wore costumes ranging from minions from Despicable Me to skeletons to 50’s schoolgirls. The winners of the costume contest were McKayla Rushing, Erik Marquard, Landon Boatwright, Isabella Craig, Shakira Wollins, and Logan Connell. A first, second, and third place winner were supposed to be chosen in the pumpkin painting contest, but there were so many great entries that the judges decided to add a fourth and fifth place award, as well. The pumpkins were to be painted at home and brought to school the morning of October 12 for judging. The winners were Elena Medlin in first place, Landon Boatwright in second, Sentrell Grim in third, Isabella Craig in fourth, and Lizeth Salvador Diaz in fifth.

Keeping up with the fall celebration, the Beta Club is sponsoring an event called “Socktober” that began on Wednesday, October 18 with “Crazy Sock Day,” on which students and faculty all wore their craziest socks, and will continue throughout the month of October. The Beta Club is sponsoring Socktober in order to collect new socks from students, faculty, and members of the community to donate to the homeless as colder weather nears.

Photo caption: J-E-T students cheer for their dancing peers

Pictured above: J-E-T students attending the fall dance

For more information and school news, please visit the J-E-T website, http://jet.edgefield.k12.sc.us , or the school’s Facebook page, Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School, and PTO Facebook page, JET PTO.