Take a look back at Homecoming Spirit Week.

Homecoming is a very exciting experience for students, but many also cannot wait for the events leading up to the big night on Saturday. Spirit week is a fun way to get kids involved in school activities, and get them excited for the dance. This school year, we had a couple new themes including Hawaiian/tourist day and USA day.

To kick of the week on Monday, we had a spirit week classic, Pajama Day. Wearing pajamas to school and still being socially accepted has to be one of the best perks of Spirit Week. Students showed up in anything from onesies, to Christmas pj pants, to giant animal slippers.

On Tuesday, everyone came in their best “dad” look. Hawaii/tourist day was also a student favorite, getting people excited for the “Late Night Luau” themed Homecoming. At lunch, Pulp provided smoothies, the class cabinet set up a hula hoop and limbo contest, and Hawaiian themed music played to set the mood.

Wednesday was handed one of our newest themes for spirit week, USA day. Everyone was decked out in their most patriotic ensembles. Students wore anything from USA T-shirt’s to sunglasses and necklaces.

The fourth day of spirit week was jersey day. Many different teams and kinds of sports apparel were seen.

Junior, Sydney Lewellyn talks about her favorite day this week, ”jersey day because it’s fun to see what everyone’s favorite sports teams are.”

At lunch senior class cabinet sold grilled hot dogs with chips and a water bottle. Students were able to sit outside with their lunch and enjoy the nice weather.

To tie it all up, Friday’s theme consisted of Panther gear and was followed by the Homecoming pep rally. The band and cheerleaders started off the pep rally by greeting all incoming students. Both choral groups, Women in White and Men in Black, performed their songs for the homecoming court. They even had competitions played by the students.

As exciting as homecoming is, the events that take place before are just as fun. They provide ways for students to participate by showing their panther pride and love for Darby.

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