Spirit week came around at DLEACS and the hallways were a flutter with activity! Various themed activities happened around school designed to hype up Panther spirit. Students were encouraged to wear outfits that correspond with certain themes such as "Career Day", "Twin Day", Throw Back Thursday, and " Wear your Favorite Team's Jersey". The objective of spirit week is to have a heightened sense of school spirit on campus. Activities like dressing up or going to school events helps to do just that!.
School spirit is beneficial to students in many ways. A survey conducted by Harris Poll found that students with school spirit perform academically better than other students who have less school spirit. The survey involved 1,500 individuals who were asked about school pride, academics, and involvement in their communities. The goal of the survey was to determine whether or not school spirit has an effect on academics. The poll found that 75% of students with school spirit also have above average grades. While only 42% of students with very little school spirit have above average grades. The poll also showed that 94% of students with school spirit enjoy school, where only 42% of students without school spirit actually enjoy school.
Spirit Week set the stage for a positive school climate throughout the school year!
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