By: Abbey Keane, Caitlin Nardella, and Christine Vittner
As a senior and having four years of fun pep rallies, I still think there are some ways we could improve on ours. Compared to other schools and what you see on social media, ours can make some small changes to make them truly spectacular.
Suggestion 1: Make the pep rally grade based!
The pep rally should be more grade based and not so much surrounded by our sports teams. If this was the case, the attendance at the pep rally would rise. Many kids that do not participate in sports have nowhere to go when all the teams are sitting with each other, this causes them to just sit awardarly on the side with nothing really to do.
If we made the pep rally grade-based we could have all the grades wear different colors. For example, seniors are usually wearing black so they would have a black out. Then every other grade dresses all in a different color. In our current system we have people dress up for their sport team, but not everyone plays a sport so some kids are left out of the fun of the pep rally. As a girl who doesn't do a fall sport, the pep rallies aren't as fun because everyone is dressed up and I'm just in my school clothes.
Suggestion 2: Change the location
If the pep rally was held in the gym it would be in a more enclosed space. All of the grades could get one section of the bleachers and be together as a grade so no one is excluded. We could do more grade based games and get everyone involved.
When the pep rally is outside on Cottone the students are so far away from the games and the field, it is hard for them to really get involved. This way if it is right in the gym then the kids and the events will all be right there.
Suggestion 3: Change up Spirit Week
Spirit Week is a blast, but let’s get the whole student body involved! We could make a Google survey and get the students’ opinions on which ones they want to do. If we are allowed to have a voice, maybe we could get more participation and have Spirit Week be an even more awesome time.
Suggestion 4: Spirit Week and Homecoming
They should make spirit week in the week leading up to Homecoming. It would be spirit week all week then the pep rally on Friday during school, Friday night would be the homecoming football game, on Saturday would be the homecoming dance. That way it is just a week of fun.
We love what we are seeing from our Pep Rallies, but with these changes, maybe we can go over the top next year and even be one of those awesome schools that are featured on social media.
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