By Curtis Hendricks

This week, our schools will be filled with undead and scary creatures. Normally, I would attest this to the average student crowd that accumulates each morning for school. The end of this week will be filled with students dressed up for Halloween and haunting our schools’ hallways and classrooms. Many schools will allow students to attend school in their Halloween costume that are dress code appropriate. Students will still be accountable for any work assigned by their teacher so please make sure your child can read through their mask.

Many schools are holding events around the valley. One such even that caught my interest is Fright Night at Rancho Mirage High School (RMHS). Thursday, October 31, and Friday, November 1, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, RMHS will be conducting their first “Fright Night” in the spirit of some good Halloween fun. RMHS’s website states, “Welcome to the first annual, RMHS FRIGHT NIGHT! This collaboration of true PERFORMANCE ART will feature the RMHS Vocal Music Program, Instrumental Musicians, Dance Team, Cheer Squad and headlined by the RMHS THEATRE ARTS TEAM! Tickets go on sale soon at or at”

Many other schools have Halloween fun happening around our valley. Coachella Valley High School (CVHS) will be conducting a blood drive on Friday, November 1, at 12pm. Cathedral City High School and RMHS are both conducting candy fundraiser sales, so please talk to your kids and find out how you can help support the clubs holding the fundraisers. Remember, Schools need to have successful fundraisers in order to meet financial goals for school and student needs. Many football games will be held around the valley as well this Friday, November 1.

The schools in our valley have plenty of safe activities for our students this Halloween. Please contact your schools, or talk to your kids to find out what more is going on.