With the many holidays approaching, there is no shortage of celebration in Geary County Schools and if you’re looking for a winter wonderland look no further than Ware Elementary. Each year the school puts out a lot of decorations, so much so that they’ve actually had to cut back in order to make sure they continue to follow proper fire code. It doesn’t stop though at the decor and atmosphere staff creates for the military child, which makes up their student population, the administrative office staff takes it one step further.
Each year, for well over the past two decades, Ware Elementary has hosted a holiday breakfast for staff. Principal, Dr. Deb Gustafson, says that it’s an important tradition that she’s been part of for the past 17 years. She said that the breakfast is important to her for many reasons, one of which being that a former secretary requested that she keep the tradition going. Gustafson said that Deb Lindsley, prior to her passing, was a large part of the breakfast in its beginning and wanted the tradition to grow.
This gift to staff includes a very large spread of breakfast treats in an electric-candle lit room filled with music played live on the piano. This year for a short time, Dr. Miller, President of the Board of Education, had a turn at the ivories playing several songs while staff took part in the fare.