Spirit Week 2016 will kick off the second week of school this January.

Here’s what students need to know to get ready for the high and middle school’s most boisterous week of the year.

THEME: Cereal Box Smackdown!


MONDAY: Marvel Vs. DC Day* & Tug-of-War
Students must dress up in a Marvel or DC character. Here are some examples:

Marvel: Thor, Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Black Widow, Captain America, Wolverine

DC: Superman, The Flash, Joker, Hawkman, Robin, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Batman, Batgirl

Click on the following links for a full list of characters:

TUESDAY: Pixar Movie Day* & 5 Mins to Win It
Come dressed as a character from a Pixar Movie. Here’s a list of Pixar movies:

Toy Story
Monsters, Inc.
Finding Nemo
A Bug’s Life
The Incredibles
Inside Out
The Good Dinosaur

WEDNESDAY: Twin/Quad/Triplet Day* & Food Eating Contest
Students must come in a group of 2 to 4 with matching outfits. Costumes do not have to 100% matching (ie. same branded jeans), but it must be apparent that the twins/triplets/quadruplets are matching.

THURSDAY: Pepper Squad Dress-Up* & Pepper Squad

FRIDAY: Black, Gold & White, & Platform Jam + Class Cheer

On Friday, students may wear HBA attire (uniforms do not count). Approved attire include: HBA Spirit shirt, CEW shirts, HBA sports apparel. Other black, gold, and white attire may also be worn in the constraints of handbook rules.

*Full dress-up days. See Rules below for definition.


Click here to view/download the bell schedule for both the middle and high schools.


For every day except Friday, at least one accessory should be worn or “in hand” to receive credit. Students must also at least wear a top that is appropriate for the day to receive credit.

Classes earn Spirit Points based on percentage when students dress up in the manner supportive of that day. If a student is wearing a uniform top, that student can only wear a uniform bottom and uniform jacket. Friday is designated as a T-Shirt Day. Such a day is set aside to encourage class and school
unity. On this day, students can wear blue jeans or a uniform bottom with the assigned top. Only the top counts for Spirit Points on these days. Students should wear covered shoes.

The following things are not allowed:

[one_third]Unapproved shorts
Tank-tops only
Underwear on the Outside
See-through or form-fitting clothing
Holes or frayed clothing[/one_third] [two_third_last]Showing skin off the shoulder
Hair coloring
Showing cleavage
Questionable advertisements, pictures or wording[/two_third_last]

Shorts worn on these days must be knee-length, preferably HBA-like shorts, walking shorts, or Bermuda shorts. Slippers, knee-length basketball shorts, and knee-length board shorts are only allowed when they are designated in advance as appropriate for a given day.

Don’t forget our other pre-existing rules, too:

Covered shoes must be worn (in addition to saying “no slippers”)
No earrings for boys or any other piercings for boys and girls
No exposed tattoos
No extreme hairstyles such as mohawks, extreme fohawks, shaved heads, or shaved heads with patterns
Natural hair color or a shade off until the assembly
No exposed midriff or cleavage.

Other Important Things to Note

Pepper Squad Dress-Up Day Allowances will be decided between class councils and the Student Council prior to Pepper Squad Dress-Up Day.

Student dress deemed inappropriate will count against their grade level’s daily percentage for Spirit Points.


Click here to view/download the rules and judging criteria for Spirit Week activities.

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