even give extra credit to students who dress up in order to encourage school spirit. While these festivities only occur once or twice a year for many students, some students think school spirit is an important part of high school and show their support for various sports teams throughout the year. However, school spirit, while an enjoyable way to connect with other students, is an unnecessary part of the high school experience.
That being said, once students are confident they can handle schoolwork, jobs, clubs, college apps, and any other activities they have going on in their lives, school spirit can make high school a little more bearable by adding an element of fun to the 7 hours of classes students attend each day. Football games give students a motivation to get through the day, and dressing up for spirit week makes getting up for school a little more fun.
School spirit is not a necessary part of students’ high school careers, but it can make school a little more bearable.