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2017 Winter Carnival

Each year, the week before February break is reserved for Winter Carnival, widely regarded as the most fun week of the year. You’ve no doubt seen the decorated Commons areas, or seen people wearing jeans on their head. Here’s what you need to know:

dress up days

Each day, there is a different theme chosen that teachers and students emulate with their clothing. The number of students dressed in that style is counted during lunch, and Winter Carnival points are assigned. The week’s schedule is as follows:

Mon: Denim Day

Tues: Squad Day

Wed: Joggers vs. Loggers

Thurs: Commons Theme

Fri: Class Colors – Freshmen: Gray, Sophomores: Blue, Juniors: White, Seniors: Black

activity periods

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, classes are shortened to make room for activity periods. Various teachers host activities around the school, and some can even earn you points! Click the map for details:

schedule changes

As I mentioned above, classes are shortened during Winter Carnival. Here are the schedules for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:

Pep rally

The single most important event of Winter Carnival is the Winter Carnival pep rally. The bulk of the points are won during the pep rally, which occurs in the middle of the day on Friday. Show up with all your school spirit, and you can propel your class to victory!


Things happening outside of school and during the entire week can also earn you Winter Carnival points.

  • Penny Wars is a fundraising competition run by Exeter High School’s Key Club. The class with the most donations loses, so stuff all your loose change in the other jars!
  • The Student Senate is running a social media contest. See their tweet for details:

  • There are four events that can earn your class points: the boys and girls basketball games, the boys hockey game, and the talent show.
What Where When
Boys Hockey vs Salem Rinks at Exeter 2/22 4:00
Boys Basketball vs Keene Keene 2/21 6:30
Girls Basketball vs Keene Home 2/21 6:30
Talent Show Auditorium 2/21 6:00

Social Media

You can follow the EHS Winter Carnival on Twitter @EHSWCarnival17, on Instagram @ehswc2017, and on Snapchat as ehswcarnival. You can also follow The Talon for updates all week at @TheTalonEHS.