Oyster River Fall Activities

A photo of a group of costumed students and families at Mast Way during its 2023 Spooktacular event.

Students, staff, families, and community members attending Mast Way's 2023 Spooktacular event.

DURHAM -- Students across the Oyster River School District have participated in a number of traditional seasonal activities in recent weeks.


Preschool students trick-or-treated at the high school, both high school staff and students greeted them in the hallways and handed out special treats.

PEP students trick or treating in the high school's hallway

Moharimet Elementary School

Moharimet Elementary School hosted its annual Pumpkin Stroll on Oct. 19. Students planted pumpkin seeds last June, harvested the pumpkins this fall, and carved them at school for the Stroll.

Guests toured school grounds, which includes glowing jack-o-lanterns. Family and friends enjoyed music and storytelling around a bonfire, with popcorn, apple cider, and baked goods available.

The school administration would like to thank the Moharimet PTO and dozens of volunteers for making the Stroll a success.
Moharimet students carving pumpkins

Mast Way Elementary School

Mast Way students, parents, caregivers, staff, and community members enjoyed the annual Spooktacular celebration on Oct. 20.

Music filled the gymnasium while families and friends played games and enjoyed treats and baked goods provided by the Mast Way PTO.

Mast Way students, families and community members during the 2023 Spooktacular event

Oyster River Middle School

Middle School had a staff Halloween costume contest. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce lookalikes gave a private concert at lunchtime to delighted students.

ORMS staff dressed in Halloween costumes

Oyster River High School

Students participated in the school's annual Spirit Week from Oct. 16-20. Students made artwork, created a picture book and Bobcat Pride posters. Students also took part in special theme days: Colors Day, Anything But A Backpack Day, Decades Day, Ken vs. Barbie Day, and School Colors Day.