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MCHS shows spirit during winter sprit week 

Students and teachers at MCHS participate in various spirit days leading up to the winter formal, but fewer than usual
Leylah Moreno
The week before Winter Formal, students participate in spirit week. Friday’s theme was Anything But A Backpack Day, where students use unconventional methods to carry their school supplies from class to class for the day.

MCHS is having a winter formal for the first time on Jan. 20. A spirit week also comes with it from January 16 – January 19. The first spirit day, PJ day, lined up well with an online learning day.

The days consist of a PJ day on Tuesday, Warrior Wednesday, Thursday is “Dress as your future profession” day, and Friday is “anything but a backpack day.”

January 16 was Pajama day, although, due to inclement weather the district was forced to have an E-learning day and it messed up the first day of the spirit week.

“Unfortunately those couple of days off kind of hurt us a bit, because we were not able to do as much in school promotion,” says Stefanie Lukas, the StuCo co-lead adviser.

Some kids did participate so far, mostly on Warrior Wednesday in which STUCO handed out necklace beads for students to compete in rock-paper-scissors games to win the most beads.

But also a lot of kids either did not know there was spirit week, or did not dress up because there were not that many people that take part in it.

“I knew there was a spirit week, but there’s not a lot of people participating,” says Christina Luedtke, a sophomore at MCHS.

Students kept up with the promotion and had fun with the spirit days.

“I am on instagram a lot so I kept seeing winter formal posts and the spirit days,” says senior Kayla Gaddini. “My friends wanted me to do the spirit days with them so I did.”

The spirit days are a fun way to bond with friends and show school spirit.

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    Catherine DohertyJan 29, 2024 at 9:21 am

    I think you need to come up with different types of spirit days. I for one would love a crazy hair day, or maybe a funny hat day.