By Brenda Escalera
When Samueli Academy was made, it was all about school spirit and getting people engaged in learning. JOB defines spirit week as promoting school spirit which as a result has become into a culture and soon to be a school tradition.
After having our first spirit week of the year, “ASB,” teachers, and students have some thoughts on spirit week and participation. Spirit week participation has always been a problem. There have been suggestions that students should participate because it increases school spirit and school pride.
According to JOB, the leader of ASB, she said that only 30% of the school participates in spirit week. That means that less than half the school participates. School spirit is enhanced when the participation number increases. It's been said, that some students are embarrassed to dress up during spirit week. JOB responded to that by saying, “Nobody wants to step outside their comfort zone.” “Spirit week's general goals are to get everyone excited and to show school pride, we want to create a more fun and stimulating environment and having spirit weeks is one component of doing so,” said ASB President Chloe Fausto. Being the united school that we are, we should all participate and help ASB achieve that goal.
ASB has shared what methods they use to try and get everyone involved in spirit week, “Candy and food always works” JOB said. We have learned that ASB is not directly affected by students not participating, but we feel like our school and community is because it does not represent the excited, united Samueli Academy we are known to be. During spirit week sophomores, juniors and seniors, were the only ones participating throughout the whole week. On the other hand, there were very few freshman's participating.
We hope that in the future, students step a bit out of their comfort zone and start to get involved in showing school spirit and school pride.
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