Spirit Week pumps up the Scots

Posters for Tie-Dye Wednesday hang on the first day of Spirit Week.

Rachel Borshchenko

Posters for Tie-Dye Wednesday hang on the first day of Spirit Week.

Rachel Borshchenko, Staff Writer

It’s the week when it’s normal to wear onesies to school, when no item of clothing is too wacky, and when the overwhelming feeling is spirit: Homecoming Spirit Week.

Homecoming Spirit Week is a yearly occurrence at Carlmont. Each day has a specific theme ,and students dress up to show their school spirit. The week concludes with a Friday night football game and the Homecoming Dance on Saturday.

ASB Spirit Commission Supervisor senior Gabi Dimick said, “The purpose of Spirit Week is to give students a break from stress, and create a positive environment.”

ASB Spirit Commission, which is new as of last year, has been planning Spirit Week since the beginning of the year.

“We discussed possible themes and then Spirit Commission voted on them,” said Dimick, regarding how this year’s themes were chosen.

Spirit Week is not only dress-up days, but also includes fun activities such as Powderpuff games and a Homecoming Assembly where the Carlmont Cup final will take place. This year, Tie-Dye Wednesday and the Hunger Games are additional featured activities of the week.

ASB Activities Director Jim Kelly has been teaching ASB for 19 years, and has seen the positive impact Homecoming week brings to Carlmont.

Kelly said that in previous years, “It [Spirit Week] brings a super positive energy to the school. It’s hard to quantify, but you can just feel it.” Kelly hopes that this type of positivity will be shown this year as well.

For many students, Spirit Week is a way to get away from schoolwork and show their support for their school.

Junior Ben Schnapp said that he dressed up for Spirit Week last year. He said, “Dressing up is fun, and I plan to do it this year too. I’m excited for Homecoming.”

Kelly said, “It’s fun. Students get involved, and the more involved students are, the more successful students are”