How We Celebrated: Spirit Week

Your school or homeschool group rocks, and National School Choice Week is the perfect time to celebrate what makes you unique! Planning a spirit week gives your community so much to look forward to.

A spirit week is a great way to celebrate all the reasons your school is a great education option. During your spirit week you can decorate your school, invite community leaders and prospective families to learn more, show your pride with a pep rally, give back with a service project…. the possibilities are endless!

One of the most popular spirit week activities is to have a pep rally featuring the National School Choice Week dance! We love to see energy and excitement as students come together to dance along with each other. For more information about hosting a pep rally, check out our “How We Celebrated: Pep Rally” post.

Get inspired by seeing how Epic Charter Schools and Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School took their celebration online with a digital spirit week! Each day had a different theme and they had their students & families share photos of the theme to their favorite social media channel.

Schools around the country – like the West Charleston Enrichment Academy, Rocky Mountain Prep, and Burbank Middle School decorated their school with signs and placards filled out by students – sharing what makes their school a great #schoolchoice.

As part of the spirit week at Calvary Chapel Rialto Christian School the staff held a pizza party – complete with an obstacle course for the students to race through!

Bankbridge Elementary combined their School Choice Spirit Week with their Great Kindness Challenge – each day of the week had a different theme related to spreading kindness.

Students at Advance U in Phoenix, AZ had a whole week of scheduled activities – including Jersey Day and Yellow Day!

The bottom line is this: hosting a spirit week helps you celebrate all week long! It can be as simple as themed days & social media posts, or as in-depth as pep rallies and open houses. No matter how you decide to show your spirit, it will create excitement and enthusiasm in your school community.

How will you celebrate?

If you’re interested in planning a spirit week or another special event this January, reach out to Mackenzie Mate at [email protected].

For more celebration ideas, explore our Event Ideas and How-To Guides.

Our How We Celebrated series gives you insider glimpses into how a few of the thousands of NSCW participants have chosen to celebrate their schools.