Students Warm Up for Break with Winter Spirit Week

From Dec. 6 to 10, the Phoenix participated in a December spirit week through engaging in spirit days and lunch games in an attempt to earn the most spirit points for their grade. The seniors came out on top, ending the week with the most points.


Manika Porchezhian

With candy canes twisted in her hair for Candy Cane Day, freshman Ginny Mcgee listened as the SCA provided updates on the spirit points during her lunch block.

From Dec. 6 to 10, SCA hosted  a winter spirit week in celebration of the holidays and winter season. 

For each day of the week, the grade that received the most participation earned spirit points for their grade. “[The spirit days inspire] school unity, which is one thing [the SCA is] striving for; I think [spirit days] really bring the school together,” senior SCA Executive Treasurer Ethan Devarapalli said.

The themes for the week were Flannel Day, Ski vs. Surf, Candy Cane Day, Ugly Sweater Day, and Neon Day. These days were planned by the SCA based on convenience, season, and tradition to bring out school spirit before an end of the week pep rally, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

However, this didn’t stop students from dressing up and spreading cheer. “I love [spirit days] so much,” freshman Kaylie Rivers said. “I love to see people who go all out [in dressing up] and I like to give spirit to people who don’t go all out. [For] example, I’m handing out candy canes today.”

To foster school spirit during the school day, SCA also hosted “lunch games” every day of the week, which included games like song trivia, finish the lyrics, and a gift wrapping race, where students competed to see who could wrap a small cone and a plunger the fastest without leaving any part of the item unwrapped. Games were conducted during all lunch blocks, and the winners of each block received spirit points for their grades. At the end of the week, the seniors had accumulated the most lunch game points.

Overall, students enjoyed the lunch games as an addition to their lunch and the week of winter spirit. “I enjoy seeing people participate and seeing the joy in their faces,” freshman Dylan Jenkins said.