Last week, Heritage Hall Upper School students continued their annual tradition of hosting kindergartners from Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village for the holidays. Unlike past years, however, the children could not travel to Heritage Hall’s campus for the time honored holiday party, which features gifts, treats, and quality time with their Upper School friends.
As such, this year’s event had to be reimagined. Rather than holiday characters welcoming guests as they entered the Upper School, Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves greeted students virtually. Rather than giving gifts in person, each advisory placed their child’s wrapped presents in large gift bags that were then delivered to Western Village. To add a personal touch, advisories had the option of including cards or notes, or sending videos to their child’s teacher.
Despite the differences, Heritage Hall students were happy for the opportunity to spread holiday cheer. “I always look forward to the holiday party. Even though we didn’t get to see the joy in the kids’ faces in person, I’m super happy we were able to keep the spirit of the holidays going this year,” senior Ella Roberts said.
Heritage Hall is a co-educational college preparatory school in Oklahoma City. As one of the few secular private schools in the state, we offer a challenging academic curriculum for students from preschool through grade 12, as well as unique leadership opportunities, a wide spectrum of athletics, and a well developed fine arts program.