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Virtual Spirit Weeks promote school pride during shutdown

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 March 2020 at 10:23 am

Provided photo: Penny Cole, a secretary in the Holley Junior-Senior High School and the varsity cheerleading coach, wore an orange “Evan Strong” t-shirt in honor of Evan Valentine, a Holley junior who is fighting leukemia the second time. “I’m wearing the shirt of my favorite Super Hero, Evan Valentine,” Cole posted on Facebook. “His super power is strength, courage and determination. He continues to fight his arch enemy everyday and always with a smile on his face. As with all super heroes, there is a fight against the enemy, but in the end, the super hero wins. Stay strong Evey, you WILL win!”

Some local school districts are doing virtual spirit weeks to help students stay connected and to promote school pride during a school shutdown due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Holley and Kendall both start their spirit weeks today while Lyndonville’s will be next week. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up on theme days and post photos on social media.

Here are the days for the spirit weeks.

Kendall (March 23-27)

Monday: Blue Monday – Wear Kendall Blue.

Tuesday: PJ Day! – Stay comfy and cozy in pajamas.

Wednesday: Outdoor adventure – Take a photo or video being active outside.

Thursday: Reading Day! – Take a photo or video of reading by yourself or to a family member or pet.

Friday: Dance Party – Bust out your best dance moves!

(Post photos to Twitter: @kendalleagles, @KendallElement1 or @KendallJrSrHigh

Instagram: @kendallelementaryschool)

Holley (March 23-27)

Monday: Superhero Day – Post a photo of yourself dressed like a superhero in honor of all hospital workers, first responders, grocery employees and anyone else considered an essential worker during this time.

Tuesday: Crazy Hair Day – Post a photo with your craziest hairstyle.

Wednesday: Pajama Day – Post a photo of yourself in your favorite pajamas.

Thursday: Jersey Day – Post a photo of yourself in your favorite team jersey in honor of all the athletes whose seasons are on hold right now.

Friday: School Spirit Day – Post a photo of yourself in your favorite Holley gear of wearing the school color of red.

(Post photos to Twitter: @HolleyCSD and @Holley_MS_HS)

Lyndonville (March 30-April 3)

“Let’s have some fun together, while staying home and practicing social distancing!” the district states on its website. School administriators will pick a winner each day who will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Monday: Top Instagram – Post the best Instagram photo you take today making it look like you are on vacation in your own home.

Tuesday: Top TikTok – Post your best original TikTok!

Wednesday: Best Prankster – Happy April Fool’s Day! Post a video or picture of your best prank today. Please make sure your prank is safe! Have some fun with your siblings or parent/guardian!

Thursday: Throwback – Post a picture from your baby or elementary days! Or a picture of you in the best old school clothes you can find in your house.

Friday: LCS Spirit – Post a picture wearing orange and black gear.

(Photos should be posted to LCS social media using the hashtag #LCShomespirit – Facebook: LCS Student Council, Insta: StudentC_LCS, and Twitter: @StudentC_LCS)

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