On the last day of school before winter break, the Student Council officers and committee chairs continued a well-loved tradition at West. They put on the annual Staff Appreciation luncheon to thank everyone who works at West for all their hard work.
The luncheon took place in the library which was decorated with lights and paper snowflakes for the holidays. Gingerbread houses made by the students in Foods classes were also on display. During the meal, teachers and staff got to enjoy music played by students from the orchestra. There were also raffles and favors for the staff who attended.
When it comes to the food that was served there was a wide selection for the staff to choose from. Catered by Anthony’s, the lunch options included several types of pasta, salad, chicken parmesan, and meatballs. Of course, there was also cake from Bakers of Buffington!
Overall, the feedback from the staff was that they were thankful for all the time and effort put into this day. Mrs. Carre, a Learning Support teacher, said that she was very appreciative of Student Council for making this happen and “absolutely loved the chicken parm!” Many teachers agreed that it was a wonderful way to relax in the stressful week before the holiday break.
Although the luncheon is annually a great way to express thanks towards teachers and staff, our gratitude is something that should be shown more frequently. It could be something as simple as a thank you after leaving class, or even just showing staff you care, by asking how their day is going. This positivity and kindness is an easy way to show how thankful you are for all the hard work the teachers and staff at West do.