Back-to-school season brings new students and new activities back to schools that have been quiet all summer. Get your student body excited about the back-to-school season, upcoming sports, homecoming, and more with creative ways to boost school spirit. No matter how old your students are, you can use these tips to help students connect with their classmates.
Feature Spirit-Themed Days of the Week
Many schools have school pride-themed days of the week, which help to build hype for upcoming sports games or school events. For example, if your school has an upcoming football game this Friday, designate that day as a school pride-themed day and encourage students to wear their school colors.
Design Class-Themed Merchandise
School pride days are a perfect way to involve more students in school games and events, but what if they don’t have anything to wear on pride days? This is where your school board can get creative by designing new merchandise. For example, you can make apparel and other merchandise featuring your school’s colors or mascot.
You can even create class-specific merchandise. Consider using fun and catchy class of 2023 slogans to decorate senior class apparel. Designing and giving away new class-themed merchandise ensures that all your students will have something fun to wear for pride days.
Celebrate Your School’s Anniversary
One way to combine school pride and education into one event is to celebrate your school’s anniversary. Your school staff likely knows the date that your school opened, but do your students? Take the opportunity to plan fun activities and parties to celebrate your school’s birthday. You can encourage your students to decorate the halls and classrooms or attend a school-wide celebration. A school anniversary provides another opportunity for your community to come together and grow closer.
School spirit isn’t something that you can force on your students, but providing them with new activities and experiences can naturally promote school spirit. Try these fun and creative ways to boost school spirit in your own district and bring your community closer.