Mustangs Gear up for Spirit Week

Lindsey Hall and Namashritha Koganti

Metea Valley’s “out of this world” homecoming dance is approaching fast. The student government announced the themes for spirit week at the beginning of September. the first of many school-wide festivities set to take place from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.

“[Spirit week] is a cool thing to do for everybody,” Junior class vice chair Helena Garcia said. “No matter what grade you are in or whether you are extroverted or introverted, [everyone] can participate.”

This year’s homecoming theme is out of this world. Correlating with this homecoming theme, certain spirit day week selections include bright colors and patterns, such as Monday’s color war between each grade level and Thursday’s neon day. Yet, Tuesday’s dress like Adam Sandler day offers students room to be more creative.

“My favorite day has to be Dress Like Adam Sandler Day. It is going to be funny,”  junior Juan Arroyo said. “Adam Sandler has one of the most iconic styles, marked by his oversized baggy shirts and basketball shorts. Watching Mustangs recreate it is going to be entertaining.”

Like anything but a backpack day, Wednesday’s theme is anything but a water bottle. This theme offers the opportunity for all students to participate as students can use anything as a water bottle for the day. According to sophomore Okiki Oyekanmi, Wednesday will be his favorite day during spirit week because of the freedom the theme gives students.

“Some students are planning on bringing in teapots, Tupperware, and many more alternatives,” Oyekanmi said. “I am going to bring  a five-gallon water dispenser.”

And as always, Friday is Mustang Friday. All staff and students are going to be wearing either Metea merch or black and gold. This is a theme that is not only used for spirit week but also on regular Fridays. At the end of each week, students are encouraged to showcase their school spirit.

Students will also have the option to create tie-dye homecoming shirts in the commons on Monday during all lunch periods. If you bought a tie-dye shirt, you can tie-dye it during lunch on Monday and wear it on Thursday.

With the anticipation of homecoming, more activities are scheduled throughout and after the school day. Tuesday’s chalk walk is a returning favorite, which showcases a variety of clubs and extracurriculars in chalk art outside. The homecoming football game is another spirit week staple, with this year’s matchup being Metea versus Waubonsie. The theme for this game is gold out so wear your Metea spirit merchandise or black and gold.

Other events going on are trivia, being hosted on Tuesday, and pie a teacher on Wednesday. A more recent addition to this homecoming spirit week is two pep assemblies instead of one. Both assemblies will take place during second period, one on Monday and another one Friday. 

The homecoming dance itself will be on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7-10 p.m. in the commons and main gym areas. Students such as Garcia are excited about the upcoming occasion.

“We have a great DJ who is going to be performing some good music,” Garcia said, “It is  going to be such a fun night [for everyone].”

To buy your homecoming tickets or to find more related information, such as how to buy a guest pass, click here. All ticket sales end at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets will not be available at the door.