Spirit Week kicks off Alumni weekend


Sophomores Nina Mital and Sadie Nipon show off their tattoos. Council gave out superhero tattoos in the Grille Room on Superhero day.

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

Tie Dye, superheroes, Hawaiian shirts, Oh my! Spirit week is a tradition at high schools. Hackley’s Community Council made spirit week coincide with the David Allison Memorial Soccer Game on the evening of  Friday, October 12, and the games on Alumni Day, October 13.

The Spirit Week included a Throwback Day, a day in which students came to school dressed as past versions of themselves, or as people from the ‘40s, or ‘30s, or ‘90s. Throwback day took place on Tuesday, the first day of Spirit Week.

Students brought up concerns involving the themes of the spirit days.

“Not many boys participated in Throwback day because there are not too many options for dressing up within the dress code for this day,” sophomore Sebi Doctors said.

Wednesday was Superhero Day, a day when students came to school dressed as their favorite superhero. Council also handed out superhero tattoos to Upper School students.

“I did not have anything to wear for superhero day,” sophomore Ryan Chen said, “I think that America day or jersey day would have been a better option.”

Thursday was Vacation Day. Students came to school dressed as if they were going on vacation. And Council handed out leis in the grille room.

Friday was House Day. Students came in dressed in house colors. House Day was the last day of spirit week.

Some students were displeased with how spirit week was run in the Upper School.  

“If we had more dress down days for the spirit days, more people would have dressed up.” said sophomore student Nina Mital.   

A bonfire following the Varsity Girls Soccer game concluded spirit week. The bonfire consisted of music, as well as S’mores. A large number of students attended the Hackley Girls Varsity Soccer Game that Friday to support the soccer team.