Spirit Week 2019

Spirit Week 2019 will mark the 30th year of a tradition that is arguably the highlight of the year for the Westminster community!

The purpose of Spirit Week is for class members to work together to build class pride through vigorous but friendly competition. The goal of each day’s activities is to increase class pride, involvement, and enthusiasm while remaining in line with the mission of Westminster — to honor Jesus Christ.

Spirit Week will be broadcast live for everyone watching at home. Tune in daily from Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 1 from 2-3 p.m.

Community Night (Thursday) performances will also be streamed beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Big Night (Friday) performances will be streamed following the varsity basketball game. Be sure to follow @AthleticsWCA for game updates.

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Dress-Up Days

Monday – Class Color Day
Each student must wear something with the designated class color. Face painting alone does not count. Take time to be creative!

Tuesday – Nations Day
Pick a country in the world that you want to represent through clothing, accessories, and/or props.

Wednesday – Meme/Vine Day
Represent one of your favorite memes or vines.

Thursday – Bible Character Day
You can be a person, object, animal, or event from the Bible.

Friday – Blue and White Day
Wear as much blue and white as you can! Each student should have both blue and white in an obvious way on his or her clothing to be counted. Face painting alone does not count.

 

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 masks.

Taste of Westminster

Monday, January 28–Friday, February 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5–6:30 p.m.
Thursday 5–6 p.m.

Meals will not be sold at the door.

Meals may be purchased online from January 8, 12 a.m. – January 22, 11:59 p.m. or at the bookstore from January 14–22 (Cash or check only)

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday, January 28 — Ethyl’s Smokehouse
Pulled pork sandwich, warm potato casserole, and a chocolate chip cookie

Tuesday, January 29 — Hollyberry Catering
Baked ziti with meat and 3 cheese sauce, Italian salad, and a sugar cookie

Wednesday, January 30 — Callier’s Catering
Beef brisket sandwich, mac & cheese, and a brownie

Thursday, January 31 (Community Night) — Chick-fil-A
Chicken sandwich, waffle chips, and a chocolate chunk cookie

Friday, February 1 (Big Night) — Straub’s 
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and a dessert

Spirit Week Livestream

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.

Enter your email to create an account. You will receive a confirmation email and prompt to activate your account. Once your Livestream account is set up, you may follow the Westminster channel to receive a notification minutes before the live broadcast begins.

Community Night

Thursday, January 31, 6:30-8 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. Each class’ Art Board will also be on display in the Grand Entry.

Two Live Performance Locations
On Community Night, students will perform once in the Arena and once in the Gymnasium. This will increase seating capacity and allow for a larger community audience as well as reduce the need to wait in line. All groups will perform in both locations in the same order. They will perform in one location and then in the second location about 5-10 minutes later.

Doors open at 6 p.m. No tickets are needed for this event.

Big Night

Friday, February 1

This is the Grand Finale of Spirit Week! The night starts with boys’ and girls’ basketball games vs. Burroughs (freshman boys at 4:15 p.m., JV girls at 4:15 p.m., JV boys at 5:30 p.m., varsity girls at 5:30 p.m., and varsity boys at 7 p.m.), including special performances by the cheerleaders, dance team, and pep band. Art Boards will be on display in the Grand Entry. The first- and second-place performances of Boys Poms, Lip Sync, and Film Project will begin at the conclusion of the varsity game, and the overall Spirit Week winner will be announced at the conclusion of the evening!

Spirit Week Handbook

The Spirit Week Handbook is filled with everything you need to know for the week! Read the handbook below or view a printable 2019 Spirit Week Handbook.

Spirit Week FAQs

How do I find out more about Spirit Week 2018?
There is an official Spirit Week Handbook detailing everything including dress-up themes, rules, games, music/dance guidelines, etc. Be sure to check Facebook and Twitter for updates and pictures of the preparations and fun!

Can I watch the performances in the Arena during the school day?
Yes – if your student is performing in a big event that day. With more than 1,000 students plus faculty and staff, we don’t have room for all the 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.