Introducing Theme Thursdays for School Spirit

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When SMS Art and Career Technology Education Teacher Kelli Meserole joined the district, she brought with her an idea to promote school spirit — Theme Thursdays. “I brought [the idea] with me from when I ran Theme Thursdays in another school district. Kids and staff loved it, and I thought our students would love it here in Sycamore,” said Meserole.
 
Each Thursday for the past three years, students and staff at SMS have been invited to dress up according to a theme — wear your favorite t-shirt, inside out backward day, and ugly holiday sweaters are a few recent examples. Eventually, this idea caught on at SHS as well.
 
Although SMS and SHS typically have differing themes, some staff suggested an occasional district-wide Theme Thursday so that everyone in the district could participate.
 
Illustration of a smiling moon that reads keep calm, it's pajama day January 6, 2022
 
The first district-wide Theme Thursday — Pajama Day — takes place tomorrow, Thursday, January 6, 2022. Students and staff throughout the district are encouraged to sport their jammies for Pajama Day!
 
“We tried to pick easy, universal things so that [families] aren’t scrambling to make crazy costumes the night before,” said Meserole. Each month will have a different theme — keep an eye on social media for these updates.