2018 Spirit Week Preview

Molly Parks, School and Community News Editor

Spirit Week is one of the most anticipated weeks of the school year for many HMHS students. Junior class delegate Anna Swartley describes spirit week as “exciting!!” and senior Jillian Dembs says the week is “the best week of the year”. As the week is rapidly approaching, here is an outlined schedule of the awaited excitement.

Spirit Week begins on Wednesday November 14. The Powder Puff game is held at 6:30 pm to ring in the week. The junior underdogs will face off against the senior girls in this annual girls football game. Run by the LEO club, there will be “Chick-Fil-A” and other snacks to feed the spectators so make sure to be there!

The Spirit Week Dance will be held on Thursday the 15th. Each grade earns its points for the dance by their attendance. The grade with the most people attending wins first place for the dance and the grade with the least comes in last place. Quizzo is also held during the dance. There are four Quizzo teams per grade, and on each Quizzo team there should be one officer and four other students.

Friday the 16th is the last day for the penny count. The treasurer of each grade will head to a bank downtown to calculate the total amount of money each grade made for their foundation.

On the next Monday, November 19th, both the Golden Bulldawgs and Scavenger Hunt are held. Golden Bulldawgs takes place before school, and the gates open at 7am before the students are let into the school at 7:15. So, make sure to get there early to get a good spot! The object of the game is for your grade to find the most hidden, paper bulldawgs throughout the school, with the golden bulldawgs worth the most points. The scavenger hunt takes place from 5pm to 8pm the same day at the high school.

The next day, on Tuesday, Nov 20th, The Hallway Decorating and Can Collection occur. The cans for each grade are weighed at 3:00pm out-front of the school. Hallway decorating happens from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The parents then preview the hallway from 8-9pm.

Make sure to keep your hallway intact, as the teachers come through to grade the hallway the next morning, Wednesday the 21st. This same day, the Pep Rally is held. At the Pep Rally, each grade’s volleyball and tug-of-war teams compete, and the noise making competition is held.

Spirit Week may be a time for competition, but it is also a time for grade and school unity. The point of Spirit Week is to raise as much money for charity and unite our school in the process. So, remember to have fun and #competewithkindness.

For more information, ask your grade officers for the Spirit Week handbook!