Is spirit week spirit weak?

RB students enjoy most of spirit week’s themes this year.


Jessica Whigam

RB seniors celebrate during the pep rally.

Spirit week is an annual event at Riverside Brookfield High School where each day, students dress up according to different themes. This occasion is used to encourage school spirit, as well as promote the Homecoming football game and dance.  

In addition to dressing up, students were encouraged to donate their pennies and dollars to the annual Penny Pinch held during lunch hours. All money collected was donated to Ethan Tkalec’s family. Each grade level earned spirit points for every penny or dollar donated.

“My favorite day is lazy day because I can wear my pajamas,” said sophomore Aimee Carlson.

Monday, students were to come to school as if they just rolled out of bed for pajama day. Pajama day is usually a student favorite because it is the one day where students get to show up to school wearing comfortable pants, pajama sets, and even onesies.

“Personally, I didn’t like some of the days, but of course pajama day is a given,” said sophomore Lillian Hoadley.

Tuesday, RB traveled back in time to the 20th century decades according to grade level. Freshmen and Sophomores were the hippies of the 60’s and 70’s. Juniors sported the crimped hair and neon jumpsuits of the 80’s, and seniors rocked the mom jeans, flannels, and grunge looks of the 90’s.

“I thought decades day was really, really fun,” said sophomore Desiree Rebellato

Wednesday, students wore neon to blend in with the other creatures down in the coral reef. Students lit up the hallways with neon yellows, oranges, greens and pinks. This theme was not as popular with students as a lot did not have any neon clothing to wear.

Thursday, students wore jerseys in support of their favorite teams. They sported jerseys from teams ranging from coast to coast. Some even wore their own jerseys from club teams and RB sports.

“I really loved jersey day, and I really like tomorrow’s spirit day,” said Hoadley.

Friday, students decked out in blue and white to show support for their school colors. The halls were flooded with royal blue and white, with students mainly wearing RBHS merchandise. Some students decided to wear school colored face makeup, as well as beads, leis, and hair dyes.

Classes were also shortened in order to make room for the pep rally. Students gathered in the main gym to watch performances by the poms, cheer team, a relay race between the grades, a student vs staff dodgeball tournament, and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen William Briolat and Melissa Olivera Liz.

“I really enjoyed seeing people go all out for spirit week,” said senior Stephanie Gonzalez.