Opening Pep Rally: September 7, 2012
|Typical Spirit Poster - ASB 2012|
Although the entire school isn't involved or forced into attendance because it's at lunch, we always get a fair amount of people to come forward and participate and watch. It's just what Loara does, it's just what Loara has always done, Spirit. We approach things differently from year to year, however we still focus on energy and school pride. Why don't we get upset the entire school isn't watching up front and center? Well there are 2800 kids on campus, and we do it in the middle of lunch so we couldn't possibly handle that kind of crowd at lunch. But what I feel is true with all the things we do is that they don't need to be present to feel the Spirit, it's when we stop doing Rallies they lose sight. It's that sarcastic saying "No one know what I do until I stop doing it," they'd miss them if they were gone even though they don't attend.
So, we turn to wikipedia again, how does the world define what we do?
Pep Rallies are events that occur primarily in the United States and Canada or other countires. A pep rally is a gathering of people, typically students of middle school, high school and college age, before a sports event. The purpose of such a gathering is to encourage school spirit and to support members of the team for which the rally is being thrown. The pep rallies are often very loud and have a lot of excitation to keep all the students excited for the upcoming game and to cheer on the team.
This is also a time for the team captains to let the school know how their team is doing this season. Most schools have pep rallies to honor future and past events.
Loara truly has the spirit, we aren't concerned that all 2800 can see us, because we know they can hear us, so even if they don't watch they hear the spirit, they feel the spirit. We want to honor the school year and the Fall Athletes and the Seniors that are participating first. Once they have the buy i,n we feel the rest will follow, especially when we have our first Gym Pep Rally Assembly.
So what was the agenda at the rally?
|Typical Rally Layout|
|"Unite to make a Memorable Year" ... ASB Theme for 2012|