By Skye H., Student Writer
Spirit week is a week of activities, games and contests to promote school spirit, get to know your classmates and big/little sisters, and earn points for the Green and White Teams! It gets everyone excited for the school year. For example, Monday was “Zoo Animal Day,” when each girl met her big and little sisters and became a part of a ‘family.’ Throughout the year, sisters will earn points by guiding new students and helping them learn about Oakcrest. Little sisters can also earn points by asking questions! It is a great way to be able to give and receive help.
Tuesday was “Air and Space Day,” which was a lot of fun! Wednesday was the favorite day for many Middle Schoolers, because we went on our bonding field trips! The 6th grade had a lot of fun at Hemlock in Clifton. The 6th grade participated in “Adventure Links” with Mrs. Bell and Ms. Cross to guide them in teamwork and bonding activities, such as such as the peanut butter pit and the zip line. The peanut butter pit is a hole about the size of a small pond. The bottom is muddy and the water in it is murky, dirty and full of toads and tadpoles. If you fell in, you would come out smelling terrible and covered in mud! The object of the activity was to grab the rope dangling above the pond and to get across to the other side. The 6th grade made a chain and made it safely across. Fortunately, only one person fell in, because she let go in the middle of the pond!
The 6th grade also enjoyed trying to get across from one side of the grounds to the other by only using six wooden planks. If you weren’t touching a plank, it would be taken away. The 6th graders tried various ways but after three struggles and start-over’s they made it! It took a lot of effort and team work.
On Thursday, the theme was “Army and U.S. History.” It was also a day for classes to get ready for Friday! Friday was my favorite day of the week! It was Field Day! In the morning, every class scramble for those few extra minutes to practice their class cheer. After Mass or enrichment, the cheer competition began! It started with the 6th grade and went up from grade to grade. It was exciting to watch all of the cheers and wonder how long they spent preparing for their cheer, and how much effort they put into it.
After the cheers, everyone proceeded with field day. After the field day games, the winners were announced. Seventh grade won 3rd place for the cheers, Juniors won 2nd place, and the Seniors won 1st place! Then came the moment we were all waiting for…who won Spirit Week, the Green or White Team? The Spirit Committee announced that the White Team won by a slim fifteen points! There was a cheer from the crowd. Me being on the white team, I was extremely happy!
All in all, with all the costumes and fun activities, everyone enjoyed Spirit Week!