We’ve Got Spirit, How About You?


By Emma Rojas ’18

It’s not everyday that the halls of Staples are filled with themed outfits, ranging from Pajamas, USA, Twin Day, Color War, Blue and White Day. Spirit week is the anticipated seven days where the school comes together and shows spirit by dressing up and attending the big fall sports games.
The entire school participates, even some teachers. The whole week leads up to the big football game against Ridgefield on Friday Oct. 6. “Spirit week is huge. It’s the week leading up to homecoming and it’s a way for everyone to get invested in showing how much they love Staples,” Rohan Goswami ’18, one of the senior Superfans captains, said.
Throughout the week, the four grades will be showing school spirit by coordinating outfits to go with each day’s theme. Grace Futterman ’19, a cheerleader, said, “it changes up the school week in a fun way…It’s important for people to dress up because it encourages everyone to show school spirit.”
It will kick off with pajama day on Monday, as if the weekend never ended. On Tuesday the school will be a sea of red, white and blue for USA day. The most anticipated day for senior girls will be twin day when they dress up as The Pink Ladies from “Grease,” keeping the long tradition of everyone in the grade coordinating one outfit. Thursday is when the real competition between each grade comes out for the Color War. The freshman will be dressed in green, Sophomores white, Juniors purple and Seniors red.
However, Friday, there will be bells, whistles and boas flooding the hallways for blue and white day, the Staples colors of course. The last period on Friday will be dedicated to the pep rally which includes all the fall sports teams and a performance created by each of them. It is an all school event to get everyone excited for the game. Just before kickoff, the seniors and cheerleaders will gather at the beach for motorcade and drive to school together, another senior tradition.
The football team has yet to beat Ridgefield in their high school career, making this game even more anticipated. “This game is personal for a lot of people on the team, myself included, because last year we went to Tiger Hollow and got beat badly…this was always the big game for us,” Ben Van der Merwe ’18, one of the captains for the football team, said. “The fact that it’s homecoming as well only makes it that much more
The football team is not the only Staples team with a game next week. Girls soccer has two home games Monday and Thursday against Brian McMahon and Westhill. In addition to soccer on Thursday, the field hockey team will be playing New Canaan at home. “You can show school spirit just by going to games. Come out and support every team, not just football,” Goswami said.

As always, Roll Wreckers.

Graphic taken by Ellie Kravetz ’18