Students and staff alike at Hampton Bays Middle School rocked the annual “Spirit Week” tradition again this year during the week of March 22 through March 26.
Sponsored by the Middle School Student Council, the schoolwide celebration included different “Theme Days” and culminated in a “Class Night” competition on Friday, March 26. Special themes included: Teacher Appreciation/Sports Day on Monday; Student Appreciation/College Day on Tuesday; Wacky Wednesday; Decade Day on Thursday; and Color Day on Friday.
Different days meant different things during “Spirit Week.” On Monday, teachers assigned points for students wearing sports jerseys or uniforms and also assigned creative tasks for students. On Tuesday, teachers were requested to not assign homework in recognition of Student Appreciation Day, and everyone was encouraged to wear their favorite college gear. Wacky Wednesday was the day for everyone to get crazy and dress as nutty as possible. On Decade Day, students and staff alike showed up in attire from their favorite decade (hint—the 1960s were back in a big way!). Friday was Color Day; sixth- and seventh-graders were asked to wear white and fifth- and eighth-graders were asked to wear purple.
But “Spirit Week” wasn’t just about crazy attire and fun themed days; proceeds collected during the week were also donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of a student who is a leukemia survivor. Pictured are Jaime Dipierdomenico & Madison Langsdorf