5 DOs and DON’Ts For HOCO Spirit Week

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Homecoming Spirit Week is an exciting time for your students, staff and community. It’s the perfect time to build school spirit, motivate students, and engage parents. Putting together an amazing Spirit Week is easy – follow these five dos and don’ts to have a sensational Spirit Week and encourage camaraderie among your students and staff.

1. Do include plenty of spirit week activities during the school day, especially at lunchtime, to increase student engagement. Some fun ideas include:


karaoke contests
• tricycle races
• pizza eating contests
• BYOS (build-your-own-sandwich) bar
• spirit gear fashion show

2. Do choose a dress-up theme for each day to boost student, teacher, and staff involvement. Ideas could include:

Pajama Day
• Superhero Day
• Literary Character Day
• Decades Day
• Class Color Day
• School Spirit Day

3. Do sell custom buttons, novelty items, and other spirit gear at your school store as a fundraiser to earn some extra money for other school events. Download our School Fundraising Guide for more ideas on fundraising at your school.


4. Don’t forget to have a pep rally the day before the Homecoming game. It brings your students, and their school spirit, together for a common cause.

5. Don’t let the excitement end without a Homecoming dance after the big game. Whether it’s casual or formal, be sure to engage your students with a great dance they they’ll remember forever.

If you follow these simple dos and don’ts, your Spirit Week will be filled with tons of school spirit and pride and will help bring students and staff closer together for the rest of the school year.

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