School Spirit for the New Year

The first week back from winter break was a festive one, as Ross School celebrated Spirit Week. From crazy costumes, to pep rallies, to exciting varsity games, Spirit Week lived up to its name.

On January 7, the first day back, Upper School students enjoyed a Dress-Down Day, followed by Pajama Day, Twins/Triplets Day, Class Colors Day, and Cosmos Day, where students donned the School’s colors, blue, white, and tan. Even faculty and staff got into the spirit, wearing bathrobes and slippers one day, and identical outfits the next. On January 9, the varsity girls and boys basketball teams scored two big wins against longtime competitor Smithtown Christian—the girls shut the other team down 48–23, and the boys enjoyed a nice 59–51 margin. Senior Roosevelt Odidi achieved a personal best, scoring a career-high 31 points and posting a triple-double with 15 rebounds and 10 blocks.

On January 11, the entire school came together in the Great Hall for the annual pep rally, as each athletic team entered the gymnasium to resounding cheers. That evening, the Great Hall was transformed from an athletic arena into a ballroom to accommodate a high school dance.

At the Lower School, students eased back into the school routine with a Dress-Down Day, followed by Pajama Day, Crazy Clothes and Hair Day, Bright/Neon Colors Day, and, of course, School Colors Day. Students and teachers went all out, dressing in the brightest colors they could find or wearing funny hats, mustaches, and wigs. An energetic pep rally at the Lower School Fieldhouse rounded out the week on this campus as well. Overall, Spirit Week successfully got everyone to start the New Year off on the right foot.