Spirit Week 2015 at MSJ has come and gone. It was a time for fun and tradition. We kicked off the week with the Homecoming Dance on Saturday. On Monday through Friday, there was a specific theme for each day. Finally, MSJ teams closed out the week with a day of competition against Loyola.

Spirit Week 2015

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The theme for Monday was Beach Bum day. Students would dress up as if they were going to the beach. Everyone was walking around campus with bathing suits, socks with sandals, and hula skirts. It wasn’t the most popular day, but most students participated one way or another.

The theme for Tuesday was Preppy Tuesday. This day is the newest addition to MSJ Spirit Week and the most controversial day of the week. Students either loved it and went all out for the day, or students just didn’t participate at all. It seems likely that this new theme could be scratched from Spirit Week next year.

The theme for Wednesday was Way-Back Wednesday. Students could dress up as anyone from the 20th century. The greaser look was the most popular style of the day, with what seemed like half the school dressing in jeans, white t-shirt, and a leather jacket. This was easily a very close second to Thursday’s exciting theme.

The theme for Thursday was costume day. Everyone was able to wear a costume to school, and there was even a costume contest held in the Group Presentation Room during homeroom. Many people wore superhero costumes, but there were also monsters, killers, and even a Winnie the Pooh walking around campus. This was the most popular day of the week amongst the students.

The theme for Friday was MOJO day. Everyone was dressed up in purple, ready for the pep rally. When the pep rally started, it got really loud with every activity that took place. Activities included the grade vs. grade dodge ball tournament, the Rubik’s Cube competition, arm wrestling, and relay races.  It was an afternoon full of fun, tradition, and prayer.

The Rubik’s Cube Championship!

Faculty vs Students Dodge Ball Match

Finally, the week came to a close with MSJ Varsity Soccer and Varsity Football taking on Loyola’s Varsity Soccer and Football teams. Soccer unfortunately lost 2-1, after a Loyola player stepped up and knocked a penalty kick into the bottom left corner late in the game. However, Varsity Football was a different story. They dominated the Dons with a 28-7 win.  It was a great win for the new coaching staff.

Overall, the week was a total success. Everyone had fun, teachers and staff included, and everyone enjoyed a free week out of uniform for our annual Spirit Week.