We got two male and two female teachers to agree to let us dye their hair for the cause. We had each teacher pick four colours, and have placed boxes in front of their pictures in those colours. Students vote with their change as to what colour the hair should be. The colour for each teacher with the most money at the end of the week gets it, and we dye their hair at a pep rally. All the money is donated to AIDS research in Canada.
Our school has adopted a yearlong spirit raising activity, called Orange Madness. (Orange & White are our schools colors) One of the most successful aspects of this campaign is the Oranged Out Fan Award. At half time (or its equivalent) of each home game, a member of the ASB class presents the Oranged Out Fan award to the high school student that is the most decked out in orange. We went around to businesses in the community and asked them to donate our prizes, with the promise that when we presented the award their business would receive a nice plug. For big games or playoffs the prizes increase in value. I can’t take credit for this though; I must give props to Dena, Kim and all the rest of the back tables. If you would like to swap rally ideas I am my schools rally commissioner and I would be more than happy too.
From: Mike Read
Our school colours are green and white, and we wanted to pump it up for a spirit day where everyone would wear green. We played the music of Green Day (the band) in the caf at lunch and between classes as promotion prior to the day. We had comments with the music saying, “What’s this? It’s Green Day! No, it isn’t, Wednesday is Green Day! But this is Green Day!”
The day before, we asked people if we could write on their hands with green permanent marker and we wrote G’s on everyone’s hands. We knew that people would participate, if only they could remember to wear the right thing in the morning.
We arranged with the cafeteria that everyone who wore green on Green Day could buy a hamburg for a loonie. It was a huge success! Over 80% of the school wore green and the cafeteria did the most business that it has ever done even with the discount burgs!