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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!

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