February 15, 2023 | Melissa McCallihan
Pajama Day and Twin Day are two of the Spirit Week dress up days this year. Eighth grade students brainstormed dress up ideas and voted on the top three. Eighth graders have been deciding the “spirit” of Spirit Week for many years.
Back in the day when Mustard Seed students used to take Terra Nova tests as our standardized tests, there was a downer mood regarding the whole process. Who doesn’t remember misaligning the bubbles and having to fix the entire answer key? Ugh! So the eighth graders and fourth graders gathered together to bring some joy to the week of testing. And a tradition was born.
During the pandemic, spirit week became a whole school activity with students dressing in colors and MSS gear and sharing photos with their entire family dressed for the day. Spirit week was in the spring then. This year we returned it to February after so many gray days in January, we needed a spirit lift. Aside from Pajama Day and Twin Day, today was Outfit of the Day–fancy, and the last day, Thursday, will be the colors of Mardi Gras which is purple, green, and gold. We’ve got the spirit!