National School Choice Week provides an exciting opportunity, every year, for teachers and administrators to celebrate what makes their schools great! We invite you to celebrate your school, your students, your parents, your teachers and your staff during National School Choice Week. You can plan any type of activity or project designed to spotlight your school.
Here are some ideas to inspire your own creativity. You can also print a list of ideas by clicking on a button below.
Encourage students, teachers, or parents to write letters to your local newspaper, sharing their school choice stories.
Take photos at recognizable community landmarks, with students and teachers wearing their NSCW wristbands. Share photos online using #schoolchoiceweek
Share what you love about your school with photos, and testimonials on social media, each day during NSCW. Tag us and use #schoolchoiceweek
Encourage students to keep a gratitude or thankfulness journal. Detail the ways they are grateful for their parents and for your school.
Have students share at lunch the reasons why they are grateful to attend your school.
Give students construction paper or note cards and ask them to write notes to their parents, thanking them for choosing your school.
Hang homemade posters in the school hallway and have students and teachers pose for photos, then Share online using #schoolchoiceweek. Hold a contest, then have an awards ceremony and publish winning submissions in your local newspaper.
Have students make a video with a cell phone. Make a short video about why they love their school and share it with us or online using #schoolchoiceweek
Encourage students to decorate their lockers or classroom doors and announce winners during NSCW.
Have a “Yellow Day,” where students and teachers wear yellow clothing or accessories. Or have a spirit week with a different theme each day.
Invite a local dignitary, such as your mayor or a county leader, to visit your school and talk with students.
Work with your students, children, grandchildren, or neighbors to design and complete a service project that benefits children in your community. Share photos online using #schoolchoiceweek
Speak briefly about what school choice means to you.
Round up old books that you no longer need and donate them to a school library – or donate them to a family in need.