Last Friday, Wider Horizons School put on its annual Christmas caroling for the community. Students from preschool to high school participated in singing both Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Lower elementary students learned to sign the words to the song “Away in a Manger,” and one child played the drums along to “The Little Drummer Boy.”
All the classes worked together to put on the performance, practicing every day. Walking down the halls in the afternoon, you could be sure to hear at least one class singing Christmas carols in preparation for the big show.
This year, Wider Horizons had quite the crowd of spectators enjoying the Christmas spirit and singing along to an array of holiday songs. Wider Horizons students, family members, faculty, and friends gather on the last day of classes before Christmas break to spread some holiday joy and get into the Christmas spirit.
Along with spreading Christmas cheer through caroling, upper elementary, junior high, and high school students partook in sending letters to the men and women deployed in the Florida National Guard, thanking them for all of the work they do.
Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez sent a letter in November to schools in Florida asking for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade to send upbeat letters with positive messages to the Florida National Guard. It is important to recognize the Florida National Guard for their hard work and dedication while they protect our great state. Many of the men and women serving in the Florida National Guard will probably be unable to go home for Christmas. These letters will bring them joy and comfort this holiday season, knowing that the work they are doing and the sacrifices they are making is greatly appreciated.
Editor’s Note: The author of this article is the granddaughter of Wider Horizons School Directors Dr. Domenick Maglio and Julie T. Maglio.