March can be a difficult month in school. No breaks, few early releases, and the vague feeling that winter should already be over.
So, the student government has once again decided to bring energy to the school with a new spirit week centered around St. Patrick’s Day.
Starting on Monday, March 14, students will dress up to themed days, starting with Mathletes vs Athletes (and a bake sale at lunch!) on Monday. On Tuesday, they’ll bring in anything but a backpack, and on Wednesday, they’ll compete against each other to have the most participation in individual grade themes. Students will also wear green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday and blue and gold for Pirate Pride on Friday.
“March feels like the longest month,” said advisor Stephanie Hillner. She said the student government decided to plan the spirit week “to spice up our March.”
Especially after a very successful two spirit weeks earlier in the year, hopefully, this one will help to boost morale just as students are starting to need it.
Hillner says students seem excited for the spirit week, especially as it breaks up the routine. “They’re excited that it’s something new,” she said.
That week is also the week for Penny Wars, where grades donate spare change to raise money for a good cause. It’s an annual tradition – you can put pennies or dollar bills into your grade’s jar to add points to your grade, and silver coins into other grades’ jars to make them lose points.
There will also be a faculty basketball game Friday, March 18, with familiar faces from all three schools facing off in what is sure to be the most iconic showdown of the year. Different grades will be holding fundraisers, and spectators are welcome. The game will be held in the high school gym at 4:15 p.m.
Students certainly have a lot to look forward to, as do members of the community – who should absolutely attend the faculty basketball game!
Who knows? Maybe I’ll see you there.
Victoria Dolan is The Hull Times school correspondent. This column expresses her student viewpoint. For questions or news tips, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.