Homecoming fun for faculty, too


John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Spirit week is the time of year when students and faculty members go all out dressing for each day’s theme. There are also events held after school to promote school spirit.

This year’s themes were Monday- decades day, Tuesday- college gameday, Wednesday- wacky Wednesday, Thursday- color day, and Friday- LRHS Spirit Day.

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LRHS chorus teacher Gissele Panagiotakis shows off her Mustang pride.

Students aren’t the only Mustangs excited to participate in the activities.

French teacher Corinne Battani said, “I love being part of Homecoming week! It’s one of my favorite parts about working in a high school, it is a great way to have some fun with our students. My daughter is in the Mini Mustangs this year too, so it’s been fun to share Homecoming Week with her as well. We went to movie night on Monday too and had a great time!”

These aren’t just days for students to go all out, the faculty members enjoy these days as well.

Physical Education teacher Kelly Smith-Williams said, “For college day I dressed up as I take such pride in being a graduate of The College of New Jersey.   I wore my college shirt, beads, and lanyard to promote a northern college to students and show that TCNJ runs in my blood and will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Many teachers take these days to show their true spirit and go all out.

English teacher and football defensive coordinator Christopher Montgomery said, “School spirit is a fun way to have our faculty, staff and students come together to promote school pride; through dressing up, a bonfire, tailgating, a dance, fun and a game! Where tradition helps to gather a group of people to express Mustang pride; green and white to all!”

For many Mustangs, both teachers and students, spirit week is one of the most energetic, fun times of the school year with many events to go to and fun opportunities to dress up.

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