What Is Spirit Week?


If you see a bunch of students wearing crazy hats out or Hawaiian shirts in the middle of winter, you may be witnessing the school celebration of Spirit Week. High school homecoming week is a popular time for Spirit Week, but it can be held any time throughout the year. The celebration works with all ages, from elementary through high school, as long as you keep the themes simple for the younger kids.


  • The purpose of spirit week is to get the kids enthused and supportive of the school. The week also serves to get students involved, working cooperatively and united on a common goal of promoting the school, the School Themes website says.


  • Spirit weeks often have a central theme that is followed throughout the week. The theme could simply be using school colors, its mascot and other school-related ideas. Other ideas include cartoons, cereals, fairy tales, medieval, fast food, movies, superheroes, the Wild West, Egyptian, Oriental, outer space, on the farm and under the sea, all from the Michigan Principals web page.


  • Spirit week agendas often encourage students to wear a fun and funky array of clothes, with a different outfit or item for each day of the week. Monday might be funny hat day, followed by Tuesday’s Hawaiian shirt day and Wednesday’s silly T-shirt day. Thursday could be pajama day, rounded off with Friday’s school colors day. Students can also make spirit pins or other jewelry to wear in support of the school.


  • The kids aren’t the only ones dressed up for Spirit Week. Students decorate the walls, halls and classrooms with banners, posters and other adornments. Spirit week posters and banners can reflect the theme of the week, the pride in the school, or show any other creative support of the school. Crepe paper, streamers and other decor add even more flair.


  • Pep rallies and other enthusiastic assemblies are often a part of Spirit Week. The week can also revolve around homecoming or another big game, a dance, holiday or a special student project. Community gardens, litter pick-ups and other student volunteer activities make some ideal projects that Spirit Week could promote. Spirit Week can also include award ceremonies for the top students, teachers and staff. The school band, cheerleaders, school athletes and school clubs are often involved in the Spirit Week celebration.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit cheerleader image by Earl Robbins from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • What Is School Spirit?

    School spirit is the attitude students and teachers have about their school as well as their attitudes toward each other in and...

  • Crazy Ideas for Spirit Week

    If you're tired of run-of-the-mill Spirit Week activities, spice it up this year. Think outside the box and organize activities and themes...

  • Blast From the Past Ideas for School Spirit Week

    From grade school to high school, a school spirit week offers kids the chance to celebrate their educational community. A blast from...

  • Ideas for Spirit Days at School

    Spirit days allow students to break out of the monotony of the school year by having some fun and dressing in a...

  • High School Spirit Week Ideas

    High school spirit weeks bring together students, faculty, parents and alumni in supporting their school or athletic teams. A spirit week often...

  • Spirit Week Ideas for Work

    Spirit week can be a chance to have some fun and let the staff dress in weird costumes -- but you can...

  • Dress Up Ideas for Spirit Week

    Contests, wild hair and fun activities are just some things that may come to mind when you think of Spirit Week at...

Related Searches

Check It Out

Can You Take Advantage Of Student Loan Forgiveness?

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!