Spirit week takes hold of CHS

Dressed in their Decades Day attire, Xcalibur Dancers show their school spirit by performing at lunch on Monday. Decades Day was the first of five spirit days in Spirit Week.

Carlsbad High’s Lancer pride took center stage during the high-spirited 2013 Lancer Week. ASB encouraged all students and staff to dress up for the specific themes assigned to each day of the week.

“Dress-up days are important for Lancer spirit because the campus looks united with Lancer pride,” junior Kyle Moore said.

The week kicked off with Decades Day. On Monday, students wore their best 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s outfits, causing many teachers to reminisce the “good ol’ days.” From flappers to hippies, the first dress-up day was a considerable success — with the added touch of too much hairspray.

“On Decades Day, I saw a flapper and a lot of 80’s clothes,” sophomore Leigh Frazza said. “I thought they were very creative.”

Tuesday was Rock Star Day and, though no one hauled around electric guitars or amps, students donned band t-shirts and leather jackets; fierce make-up completed the look.

Tacky Tourist Day dominated Wednesday (and was a crowd favorite). Lancers sported Hawaiian shirts, leis and the occasional snorkel gear; some even lugged lawn chairs. A few creative students took a twist on the theme, sporting Mickey Mouse ears to act as Disneyland tourists.

“Tacky Tourist day was one of the best dress-up days because I got to wear my ‘I heart DC’ shirt,” Moore said. “Everyone really participated.”

This year’s Homecoming took on the electrifying theme of Harry Potter. On Thursday, Harry Potter day united muggles and wizards for a spectacular turn out.  CHS transformed into a Hogwarts equivalent as robed students flourished wands while mumbling spells under their breath.

“Harry Potter dress-up day was my favorite day because there were many unique costume ideas that the students came up with,” freshman Ian Scheble said. “I enjoyed seeing that.”

The final day of Spirit Week, Friday, ended with Lancer Day itself. Students and staff wore their purple pride to prepare for the Lancer Day Assembly, Lancer Day Parade and Homecoming football game scheduled for the end of the day.

“My favorite dress-up day was definitely Lancer Day because everyone looked very involved wearing the school colors,” Frazza said.

Spirit Week was a complete success for Carlsbad High School, pumping up the entire school for the Homecoming events. In addition, throughout the day, ASB visited classrooms and lunch spots to award spirit points to those with Lancer pride. The week-long festivities successfully contributed to a resounding Homecoming victory on Friday night.

“ASB is working hard to carry out these activities,” Frazza said. “We are achieving a lot of school spirit because of their efforts.”