Spirit week, a tradition not forgotten

Plank Article Harley Sherman ’22

With the return of in-person school this year, some normalities have been changed, but for Jesuit High School Sacramento, tradition has not been forgotten.

Spirit Week, the week before Homecoming, has always been a school favorite with many activities and competitions creating a week of fun. With the return of fully in-person school, the student council is making sure to bring back an action packed week.

“Inclusive, exciting events and themes… Mainly the classics,” said English Teacher and Student Activities Director Mr. Peter Ferrari. “Students should be excited that there will be something, sometimes two things, going on every day.”

The schedule for next week is action packed. Monday’s activity was the Watermelon Race at lunch in the Sophomore/Junior Quad. Tuesday will feature the classic Belly Flop competition at lunch and the 3v3 basketball tournament semifinals during the Community period. 

Wednesday will include a new activity, Slip n Slide dodgeball in the Sophomore/Junior Quad during lunch. Thursday features the traditional Boat Race at lunch and the 3v3 basketball finals during the Community period. 

Finally, Friday’s lunchtime activity will be the Powerball tournament in the Sophomore/Junior Quad. Junior Class President Jake Swanson ’23 is confident that the planning done by the Student Council will make this year’s Spirit Week one to remember.

“Spirit Week has a structure that will seem familiar to seniors and juniors with some new features as well such as the conclusion of the 3v3 basketball tournament and the slip and slide dodgeball,” Jake said.  “I believe all this will come together to make one of the greatest spirit weeks in Jesuit High School history.”

Along with these fun activities throughout the week, the dress code for this week will be a different theme everyday.

“Every day of Spirit week has a dress theme, which correlates to events planned for each day,” Jake said. “Monday to Friday the themes for free dress will be Pajama, Class Colors, USA, Beach, and Jersey Day.”

With a very involved week for students expected, Jake credits the hard work and planning to the student council.

“With all these activities it will certainly be a busy week for student council, but we have an amazing group of guys this year who I know can pull it off and have been planning out the details for a while,” Jake said.

After this fun filled week, on Saturday, Sept. 25th, Jesuit football plays the homecoming game at home at 1 p.m. The Homecoming Dance occurs on the same day at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m and is taking place at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

Student Council hopes everyone finds a way to get involved in a fun activity, whether it is participating in the Belly Flop Contest or cheering on the football team. With so much tradition returning, this Spirit Week will be one to remember.