After the first 9 weeks of school, Lebanon High School students are eager for fall break to begin.  Some students prefer to go on vacation during the break, but many others use fall break as a time to catch up on some sleep, hang out with family, or participate in fall activities with some friends.


According to a poll on Instagram, 88 out of 141 (62%) of LHS students who voted, are planning on staying in Indiana over fall break.


Having a week off of school can give students a chance to get some extra hours of sleep in and have time to rest without waking up at 6 a.m. every day.


“I’m ready for fall break to start so I can relax and have down time without having to be busy with school work. Hopefully I can sleep in most of the week and then hangout with my friends,” said freshman Toby Meyer.


Students may find themselves very busy with school and may not get a lot of extra family time throughout the week but having fall break is an opportunity for spending time with your family.


“I am most looking forward to going to watch the Pacers game with my family over break. My family and I go to a lot of the games and my favorite part is when they play music and seeing the players get pumped up for the game,” said sophomore Ananda Wallace.


Fall Break is also a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather or get involved with activities that pertain to this season.


“I am most excited to for doing a lot of fall activities with my friends.  I really want to go to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard because that is my favorite part of fall and it is something I do almost every year,” said junior Jessica Stackhouse.


If you are staying home over break, you may find yourself with nothing to do.  Instead of sitting home watching Netflix all day, you could go out and enjoy some activities that are happening this month in Indiana. Certain places hold special Halloween themed weekends or events that you can visit with your family or your friends.


The Indianapolis Zoo holds their annual Zoo Boo festival for Halloween.  Activities at the zoo include: the village filled with spooky activities, a mirror maze, crafts, pumpkin bowling, and more.  Zoo Boo is open Thursdays through Sundays in October, from 2-7p.m.


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, offers Halloween weekends.  This experience includes all of the theme park’s rides, Halloween themed shows, a corn maze, hay rides, and a new clown scare maze.  The scary clown maze is filled with strobe lights and loud noises that may only be suitable for older children and adults.  The park is open on Saturdays 11-8p.m and Sundays 11-6p.m.


Staying in Indiana may not be such a bad thing, considering the many interesting activities this area has to offer.  These events are perfect for spending your fall break with family and friends.