Spirit Week built momentum for Homecoming. According to faculty and staff, this year’s Homecoming was the best in Dohn’s 16-year history. The accompanying pictures document the fun. Math Teacher Amy Vonderhaar’s success in organizing this year’s Organizer of Spirit Week and Homecoming had the students clamoring for more fun events that bring the entire student body and staff together.
The Spirit Week Fashion included an array of playful fun attire that broke the monotony of October school days:
Monday, October 16 Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 17 Twin Day
Wednesday, October 18, Pink Day in solidarity with Breast Health Awareness
Thursday, October 19, Sports Day
Friday, October 20, Panther Pride Day (Purple, Black, White, monotones or combos)
Spirit Week ended on Saturday, October 21 with Homecoming, and its theme, “A Night in Paris.”
There were “Best Dressed” contests each morning during Spirit Week with winners receiving Chipotle gift cards or complimentary tickets to Homecoming.
Ms. Vonherhaar reports “I was excited to see the students excited.” Students loved dressing up, and this was evident from all the smiling faces in the corridors throughout the week. A highlight for Ms. Vonderhaar was to see the students come to school in footy pajamas. “They were adorable,” and their personalities were on display.
The events of Spirit Week and Homecoming have served as a school bonding experience. Ms. Vonderhaar shares, “All grades were having a good time. Everyone loved the food, and the DJ had everyone up on the floor, dancing.” The students appreciated the events so much that they are asking for a Winter Dance, as well as Prom, which is scheduled for May 5, 2018, at Oakley’s 20th Century Theatre.