You probably will not find any special celebrations for pajamas, class colors, class themes or the red-and-white day on your calendar but that has not stopped the students of Logan Schools from celebrating spirit week.
Students in grades K through 12 have been dressing up and acting out this week to show off their school spirit in anticipation of basketball homecoming on Saturday.
“Spirit week is where we get to dress up and have fun activities for the entire week,” said fourth-grader Julee Alden.
On Tuesday the elementary students wore bright colored matching T-shirts. Each class was represented by a different color while sharing a common purpose of supporting their school.
“It is important to show school spirit,” said Kyle Knight, a second grader.
And the school staff has come up with a reward for the class displaying the most spirit throughout the week.
The high school and elementary students are competing for the “LHS Spirit Sticks.” The elementary and the high school class with the most students participating in spirit week’s events each win a spirit stick and bragging rights.
On Tuesday, the fifth grade and freshman classes have possession of the sticks. But all that could change at Thursday’s pep rally.
“We are trying to win the spirit stick,” said Antonio Padilla, a fourth grade student.
“Having the spirit stick is like having bragging rights,” said Maretta Miller, fifth-grade teacher. “It shows that your class had the most spirit. The events are fun for the kids but they do put in a lot of effort to try and win the spirit stick.
Miller’s class won the elementary school spirit stick during last year’s spirit week and this year’s fifth-grade class is doing its best to make sure the stick stays with the fifth grade for the rest of the year.
“We want to keep a hold of the spirit stick,” said Kohl Ciemny. “We are doing our best to win it again this year.”
The weeklong celebration is capped off with a pep rally at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. It will also be Senior Recognition Day, when the seniors and their parents compete against each other in sporting events.
Homecoming begins at 4 p.m. Saturday against the San Jon Coyotes. The crowning of the king and queen and elementary prince and princess will follow the boys varsity game.