Spirit Week is here!
January 30–February 3, 2023

Spirit Week 2023 marks the 34th year of a tradition that is arguably the highlight of the year for the Westminster community! Students have the opportunity to work together as a class while getting creative, competing, leading, and joyfully honoring Christ as a student body.

Lip Sync

  • 7th Grade – Celebration
  • 8th Grade – Descendants 3
  • 9th Grade – Shake it Up
  • 10th Grade – Princess & the Frog
  • 11th Grade – Tangled
  • 12th Grade – HS Musical 3

Boys Poms

  • 7th Grade – Comin’ In Hot
  • 8th Grade – Mario Kart
  • 9th Grade – Roman Gladiator
  • 10th Grade – Spiderman
  • 11th Grade – James Bond
  • 12th Grade – Top Gun


The theme is “board games”. Each class will pick a board game and create an artboard that represents the game.

Film Projects

The following must be included in each film.
Genre: Each grade will be given a choice between commercial, documentary, infomercial, PSA, mockumentary, or music video
Character: Person who keeps sneezing
Prop: Wig
Line: “Holy Ripper Skipper Dipper!”


Spirit Week games this year will include ultimate chicken, half-court shot, tug-o-war, mattress surfing, chariot relay, spell it out, and hungry hungry hippo.

Spirit Week costumes

Dress-Up Days

Dress-Up Guidelines
Modesty guidelines still apply during Spirit Week.
No negative costumes, no weapons—not even fake ones, no cross-dressing, no wheeled props or shoes, no costume masks, no racially or culturally insensitive or offensive costumes.

Tuesday 1/31 — Class Colors — Wear your assigned class colors in a creative and fun way. 7th: Orange, 8th: Green, 9th: Red, 10th: Purple, 11th: Pink, 12th: Blue

Wednesday 2/1 — Characters — Dress up as your favorite movie, book, or TV show character. Remember what Westminster represents when choosing a character. Negative or controversial characters will not be allowed. Please ask someone in Student Life prior to Tuesday if you are unsure.

Thursday 2/2 — ZooDress up as your favorite animal or anything else that you would associate with the zoo.

Friday 2/3 — Blue & WhiteDress up in the classic WCA colors of blue and white. Go as crazy as you can while still following the dress-up guidelines!

Spirit Week Community Events

Community Night
Spirit Week girls dancing

Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.

Community Night is the only chance for friends and family to see all classes’ Spirit Week performances in one exciting evening! It’s also a great opportunity for any family considering Westminster to meet members of our community. Throughout the evening, you will have the chance to enjoy a showcase of all the week’s performances, which include Film Project, Boys Poms, and Lip Sync. The artboard competition will also be on display.

No tickets are needed for this event. If you are bringing a guest who cannot climb up the bleacher steps or uses a wheelchair or scooter, please email Lisa Rupprecht. She will reserve a space for your guest and one for a person to sit with them.

Big Night
Spirit Week Crowd with Trophy

Friday, February 3

Big Night is the grand finale of Spirit Week! The night starts with the upper school basketball games:
4:15 p.m. — JV boys vs. Principia
5:30 p.m. — Freshman boys vs. Principia
5:30 p.m. — Varsity girls vs. Principia
7 p.m. — Varsity boys vs. Principia

Following the games will be the first- and second-place performances of Boys Poms, Lip Sync, and Film Projects. The overall Spirit Week winner will be announced at the conclusion of the evening! The artboard competition will also be on display.

Taste of Westminster

During Spirit Week, PAW hosts Taste of Westminster in the Café. This is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and families to enjoy an easy and delicious meal before Community Night. The deadline to order meals has passed. Meals will not be sold at the door.

Thursday, February 2, 4:45–6 p.m. (Community Night)
Chick-fil-A sandwich, waffle chips, and a brownie

Friday, February 3, 4:45–6 p.m. (Big Night)
Callier’s BBQ brisket, mac & cheese, and a cupcake

Have a Question?

  • Spirit Week FAQs

    How do I find out more about Spirit Week?
    There is an official Spirit Week Handbook detailing everything including dress-up themes, rules, games, music/dance guidelines, etc. Be sure to check Instagram for updates and pictures of the preparations and fun!

    Can I attend the performances during the school day?
    Yes – if your student is performing in a big event that day. With all of our students, faculty, and staff, we don’t have room for all parents and siblings. Visit livestream.com/westminster to watch all live broadcast Spirit Week events. If you would like to receive email notifications before a broadcast goes live, you will need to sign up for an account through Livestream. You may watch replays of Spirit Week events on our Livestream channel when the week is finished.

  • Taste of Westminster FAQs

    How do we purchase dinners?
    The deadline to order meals has passed.

    Do we need tickets or receipts for Taste of Westminster dinners?
    No; you only need to purchase your dinners. As you arrive, we’ll check off names.

    What if our family members arrive at separate times?
    Not a problem! We keep track of how many dinners per family are served.

    What if we want another student to use one of our meals?
    If you can, please email Lisa Rupprecht to let her know. If not, your student must be present to tell us.

    Can we buy dinners at the door?
    No meals will be sold at the door. If you want to check after the dinners are completed, and we have extras, you can purchase a meal at that time.