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Apr 30, 2020 |

2020 Virtual Spirit Week

We usually hold spirit week at the beginning of the school year, but we thought it would be fun to organize and gamify a virtual spirit week as we all work from home! Make sure to mark your calendars and get your costumes ready for the week of May 4!


Monday, May 4: Class Colors!

  • Seniors: blue
  • Juniors: green
  • Sophomores: red
  • Freshman: yellow
  • 8th: purple
  • 7th: orange
  • 6th: white
Tuesday, May 5: Bring Your Pet To School Day!
Wednesday, May 6: Dress Like A Teacher Day!
Thursday, May 7: Creative Zoom Background Day!

Friday, May 8: Crazy Hair Day!

The winner gets bragging rights, but also, the high school class that wins gets to vote on the shape that Dan Dunning, Head of High School, shaves his beard into—possible categories to select from will include Tom Selleck mustache, Wolverine mutton chops, Wyatt Earp handlebar, or good ole’ baby face. And the middle school grade-level winner chooses a costume that Jack has to wear for the day!

  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Lunch Events

    Friday Lunch events include everything from distinguished guest speakers (such as University of Oregon President and Multnomah County District Attorney) to friendly games of dodgeball.

    Lunch Events
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!
  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes