Spirit Week of 2019 Prompts Students to Think Outside the Box

Suzy Lalancette, staff writer

Kids across the New Providence School District are getting ready for Halloween. Ranging from Pre-K to Twelfth grade, excitement is rising. But there is a lesser-known school activity that spans the whole week of Halloween. This activity is called Spirit Week. 

Spirit Week is a week-long event that prompts kids to dress up even before Halloween.

The activities for NPHS of 2019 include: 

Monday: Pajama day

Tuesday:USA day

Wednesday:Way back Wednesday

Thursday: Halloween

Friday: Class colors. 

Although these activities are fun, some people propose the prospect of new activities. 

“I would make a Spirit day where you’d dress up as a favorite cartoon character. Another would be matching day where you and a friend wear matching outfits for the day,” says Samantha Molle, a sophomore who has been participating in Spirit Week for the past 2 years. 

“Meme day,” said Ofek Vardy, a freshman, “definitely meme day. More people would participate.”

However, there are differing opinions on what kind of days there should be. 

“I think it should have more active options so you could really have a lot of fun dressing up and doing things with your friends” Molle said. 

But that’s not the case for Michael McBride. 

“I don’t like physical activity. We already have gym and extracurricular sports,” he said, making a face as he did so. 

While there may be differing opinions on the Spirit Week activities, they do agree on one thing.

“It definitely should be more broadcast throughout the school because the more people, the more fun it is” Molle said.  

“They should announce it a week or so ahead of time, so people actually know what they’re supposed to be doing” Vardy  said. 

Overall, students enjoy participating in Spirit Week, and look forward to even more exciting options and opportunities in the future.