Category Archives: Film Festival

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school

The Visual Arts Department is looking forward to a great year. We have expanded in a few areas since last year.

As our numbers have grown considerably, we have a new .6 art teacher. I’m pleased to introduce Ms. Susan Teal; she will be teaching 3 sections of Art 1.  When you get the chance welcome Ms. Teal into the WHS community. She will be teaching in rooms 1243 and 1247.

The Visual Arts Department has a new office space in room 1236. It is quite a bit of a mess right now but I’m sure we can work some magic over the next few weeks to put everything in it’s place.

Art Club meets every Thursday after school from 2:05-3:30 in room 1243. Art Club is open to everyone and there is no fee to join. Stop by after school on Thursday, September 13 for our first meeting. If you have any questions talk to Mrs Schilling or send an email to

Fright Night is coming to the Galvin Auditorium on the afternoon-evening of Thursday, October 25 featuring two showings at 4:00 and 7:00 of student made horror films.  This is an awesome event, where you can check out some incredible student films created in the Video Production Classes. Admission to the movies is $5.00.

Before or after the movies you can stroll on down to the Beebe Library steps to see over 200 student-carved pumpkins created by WHS Art students. This tradition has been going on for 20 years and is always a popular, well attended event. Student-made treats from the Culinary Arts Classes including pumpkin whoopie pies, caramel apples, and chocolate chip cookies will also be available for sale in front of the library.

Fright Night is October 26, 2017

Fright Night is October 26, 2017

What is Fright Night? Hosted by the Wakefield High School Visual Arts Department, Fright Night is a Carved Pumpkin Display on the steps of the Beebe Library and a Horror Film Festival at the Galvin Auditorium.

Carved Pumpkin Display

WHS Art students are working on carved pumpkins designs for display on the steps of the Beebe Library from 6-8. Anyone, including middle and elementary school students, parents and teachers who would like to add a pumpkin to the display can bring their creation at 5:45 to the Library steps.

WHS TV Horror Film Fest at the Galvin Auditorium (rated pg 13)

There are two showings at 4:00 and then again at 7:00pm of the WHSTV students horror films. This is a PG13 event and costs $5.00 admission.