Homecoming week is over. Keep the spirit alive.

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent.

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Homecoming week is over. Keep the spirit alive.

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent. Show school spirit.

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent. Show school spirit.

Adrienne Gaylord

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent. Show school spirit.

Adrienne Gaylord

Adrienne Gaylord

Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent. Show school spirit.

Lynn Reynolds, Production Manager

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Leading up to Friday, the most important day of the week, was the infamous “All Class Day” schedule was put into motion, the students are asked to dress up according to days decided by the dean and SAC. They attend events during X-period such as Pepfests on both Monday and Friday, the Ping-Pong Tournament, Dodgeball, and the Lip Sync Competition. Sports games during the week are also considered to be homecoming events as well, even though they aren’t always considered big deals by students.

Although Homecoming is cherished by the SPA community, school spirit is barely seen outside of this week, the most popular example being athletes choosing a themed dress up on game days frequently throughout the year. 

Outside of Homecoming, there are countless events that don’t bring in as much student participation, like Film Club’s movie nights and attendance at Robotics tournaments despite the multiple announcements at assemblies and on blue sheets. Although the end of September is a time where workload is ramped up, students found time to devote their X-periods to the activity that day and their afterschool time to some of the sports games that SPA housed. 

Although Homecoming is cherished by the SPA community, school spirit is barely seen outside of this week.”

So why can’t similar times outside of homecoming be spent being an active and supportive member of the SPA community? The cheers at the Girls Soccer game on Friday were unbeatable by every other sports games, at other soccer games, one bleacher would be too much for the amount of students (outside of SPA families) who decide to visit the games. Unless the Spartan is there, the cheers are nonexistent.

Although this is a problem apparent to many, there is not a clear way to fix this; unless everyone has the same epiphany to start showing up to sports games and club-led events. The best way to this is to start small and within the things that are closest to you- SPA athletes should go all out on game-day dressups, or going to easy commitments like Film Club showings. Building a trusting community with more student involvement that doesn’t have to do with things that could benefit them (academics) is necessarily into creating the active and positive environment that comes only to SPA during one week of the school year.

 

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