Ways to raise school spirit on campus


Farah Faiza

Junior Anna Equils and senior Lauryn Uhlenberg show off their spirit for Tourist Day on Nov. 1.

Cassia Ramelb

In order for the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) student transcripts and diplomas to be accepted at colleges and universities, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (DPMHS) must be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the accreditation process, WASC conducted a parent-student survey analyzing DPMHS’ academic and social data and found that there is a lack of school spirit across campus. In an effort to raise school spirit, here are some ways to be more involved on campus.

1. Spirit Day Fridays

Every Friday is Spirit Day. Students are encouraged to wear DPMHS wear. DPMHS hoodies, shirts, socks, backpacks and sweatpants are available for purchase from the student store.

2. Join a club

There are several clubs that take place on campus throughout the week based on students’ interest. Support your peers by joining their club or creating your own.

3. Participate in Leadership activities

Leadership plans numerous activities every semester, whether it be fundraisers or drives.  There are several drives throughout the year where all profits go toward helping different causes and organizations. Currently, there is an upcoming Panda Express fundraiser on March 15 and stuffed animals and canned foods are being collected.

4. Teachers can dress up too!

When students see teachers participating in school led activities and dressing in spirit wear, they will be encouraged to do so as well. Students will get prepped up and surprised to teachers dress up for days like Halloween, Pajama Day and Disney Day.