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Spirit Week at WAMS

posted Apr 7, 2016, 11:58 AM by Lauralee Richardson   [ updated Apr 7, 2016, 12:17 PM ]

By: Megan Liu and Samiyyah Abdul-Salaam

Spirit Week is always the most exciting time at WAMS. Students are cheering, classes are competing, and teachers finally get to have a little fun as well. This year’s overall theme was “Disney,” while the individual days included: Moorestown Monday, March Madness Day, Wacky Wednesday, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course, Disney Character Day.

Some past themes of WAMS Spirit Week were: America (2015), the Red Carpet (2014), Sports (2013), and the 80’s (2012).  Although the high school has their own version of spirit week, it is more towards the beginning of the year and leads up to Homecoming.  

The heat was on between the competing seventh and eighth grade, and it was a very close call. The competition was won based off of a point system which incorporated plenty of fun ways to help your grade win, and, seventh grade did win. “I liked seeing everyone come together to win.” says seventh grader Alana Cooper. 

The door decorating contest was a huge part of spirit week alone. Each homeroom picked out of a hat, and chose from seventeen Disney movies, as a theme to decorate their doors. “I liked getting to watch my students come and decorate the doors,” Mr. Dugan says. 

Another event, was the “Pi(e) Day” fundraiser, where selected students from the jars got to stay after school, and pie their teachers in the face without complaint. Some participants included Miss Richardson, Mr. Kent, Mrs. Lock, and even Mr. Keith. In order for everyone to enjoy the pieing, the WAMS population got to laugh at all the teachers on WAMS News.

        When asked one word to describe Spirit Week, Jaylin Haughton-Flowers stated, “Radical!” Everything lead up to the Spirit Week Dance. Tons of strobe lights and bursting music filled the halls of WAMS. Although there was a smaller turnout of people than the Halloween Dance, it did not stop the students’ excitement. And, it was also the perfect way to end a thrilling, and lively week.