5 DOs and DON’Ts of Spirit Week

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spiritweek_mainimageHigh school Spirit Week is an exciting time for your students, staff and community. It’s the perfect time to build school spirit, motivate students and engage parents.

Follow these five Dos and Don’ts to have a sensational Spirit Week and make an impact in the classroom.

1.      DO include plenty of spirit week activities during the school day, especially lunchtime, to increase student engagement. Some fun ideas include karaoke contests and tricycle races. Check out more spirit week ideas here.

2.      DO choose a dress-up theme for each day to boost student involvement. Ideas: pajama day, superhero day, zombie day and spirit wear day.

3.      DO sell custom buttons, novelty items and promote your school store as fundraisers to boost student morale. Download our  School Fundraising Ideas flyer for more ideas on fundraising at your school.

 4.      DON’T forget to have a pep rally the day before the Homecoming game. It brings your students, and their increased school spirit, together for a common cause.poms

5.      DON’T let the excitement end without a Homecoming dance after the game. Whether it’s casual or formal, be sure to engage your students with a a great dance they’ll remember forever.

If you follow these simple DOs and DON’Ts, your Spirit Week will be filled with tons of school spirit and pride which result in better focus in the classroom and increased academic performance.

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    1. Any of our ideas for high school can also be used for any middle school. Ideas may need to be adapted to specific school rules and regulations, but high school ideas can easily be used for a junior high or middle school.

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