Column: Spirit Week begins Monday at Worthington Christian SchoolWORTHINGTON - Spirit Week at schools is an exciting time. It’s a time to break the normal routine of dress code and classroom activities and instead focus upon the excitement of creativity and craziness of outfits and celebrate being together in school.
By: Worthington Christian School, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON - Spirit Week at schools is an exciting time. It’s a time to break the normal routine of dress code and classroom activities and instead focus upon the excitement of creativity and craziness of outfits and celebrate being together in school.
This upcoming week, Worthington Christian School will be celebrating its annual Spirit Week activities. This is a favorite time of the school year for students and teachers at WCS. Several third- and fourth-graders told us what they think about Spirit Week and what they plan to make it special. Megan (third-grader) said she “looks forward to Spirit Week because it is a time to have fun with your friends. The most fun thing is looking funny!”
For the chance to see our students really strut their creativity stuff, Spirit Week allows students to have theme dress up days. Monday is “Backwards and Crazy Hair Day.” Rebecca, a fourth-grader, says that she is going to “try to wear everything backwards, even my shoes.” Which I think definitely will deserve a second look. The hair styles will definitely cause a few turned heads as Chris (fourth-grader) says, “My hair will have a Mohawk” - which will be quite difficult since he has very short hair! Travis (fourth-grader) also plans on defying gravity by spiking his hair. But the one to look out for is Karen (third-grader) who hasn’t finalized her hair plans yet but says, “I will put my hair in a ponytail at the tip of my head” or will “have two sideways mohawks on each side.” That will be taking a lot of hair spray, since she has very long hair.
Tuesday is “Duct Tape Day,” which brought out the skills of future designers last year with some very unique tailor-made ensembles. This was stated as the favorite day of most of the students in the third and fourth grade. This year, Travis is coming as a duct tape superhero that has “a golden hat and vest that is silver with a T on it in flaming duct tape.” Karen plans on “dressing up as Ladybug Girl” with ladybug duct tape. Marissa (fourth-grader) is developing a duct tape style with a vest and also “duct taping my shoes.”
Since Wednesday is Feb. 29, the dress-up theme is Leap Day. So, the students are doing some creative things. Bailey and Rebecca (fourth-graders), and Chelsey (third-grader) “are going to wear a green shirt and put frog stickers on our shirts and everywhere we go we jump.” Could be a leaping day at WCS on Wednesday! Megan is “going to put 366 pennies in a jar” to have a leap day for the year!
Thursday is “Warrior Pride Day.” Bailey says she is “looking forward to Warrior Pride Day because it is all about the school.” Megan says she is “going to spray colorful hair spray in my hair (blue and white).” Travis has “face paint that is blue and white,” so we’ll have lots of school colors going on.
“Pajama Day” is Friday. By the end of the week everyone’s pretty tired, so this should be perfect. Chris plans to “wear my robe and my pajamas.” Rebecca’s outfit is not complete without “a blanket that is fuzzy.” Chelsey is “going to wear my favorite pajamas with spots and a puppy.” Hopefully everyone will not be too comfortable, or else it could get a bit sleepy around school!
At WCS, Spirit Week is incorporating not just our students but also our community and supporters as well. So this year, to start off our Spirit Week, we are having a Tip Night at the Worthington Pizza Ranch. It is a great time for families to come together and eat and visit, but also to get our school community to come out and support our kids in a fun-filled week. The highlight of the week is a big pep rally and boys vs. girls basketball game that is planned for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The students have been working in their chapel groups to come up with school spirit cheers, chants and signs. The plans are being kept quite secret, but there are definitely a lot of ideas and excitement about this special event. And as is the case with all kids, there is a strong competition going on between the groups to see who will have the best school spirit. After the pep rally, there is going to be a highly competitive game of basketball between the boys and girls basketball teams. Bragging rights are definitely on the line! Marissa and Bailey both say that they are excited to watch the basketball game and cheer for the different teams.
School pride is a great thing to have. Our students will be showcasing a lot of WCS pride in this upcoming week. So if you happen to see a few frogs next week Wednesday or a local “blue guy group” on Thursday, don’t be alarmed. It is just students who are excited about their school and the fun they get to have there!