The temperature is starting to drop, the leaves are falling and changing colors. All at once, summer collapsed into fall.

As the first nine weeks comes to an end, many students at Lebanon High School are eager to have a break from school. On the week of fall break, some students use this time to travel, while other students prefer to stay at home.

Sophomore Kailyn Spanhook shared that she is ready for a break from school and is excited to stay home and have more free time.

“I am mainly looking forward to fall break because it is a break from school and homework. I also hope to catch up on some sleep over break,” said Spanhook.

Junior Landen Turner shared how he will be spending his fall break, while staying home in Indiana.

“I am staying home because I would rather save money than spend it all on a vacation. I plan on working every day and I am looking forward to being paid on that Friday over break,” said Turner.

Senior Haley Culley also shared that she hopes to use this break as an opportunity to get in some extra hours at work, as well as spending time with family and friends.

“I will probably end up working a lot over break. I also hope to spend time with my friends and family. Having a break will give me some extra free time to spend with my friends that I do not normally have,” said Culley.

Sophomore Nick Finney has no other choice than to stay home over break due to the football play-off season.

“I am staying home because I have to practice for football sectionals. I plan on practicing daily and then having time to hang out with my friends that will still be here over break,” said Finney.

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: a 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.