If you can, find a teacher that is willing to kiss a pig for donations. Or you can have 4 teachers volunteer and the teacher with the most money gets the opportunity.
Tell the students that if you raise a certain amount of money the teacher will kiss a live pig at the next pep assembly. At the event, sell pictures of the teacher smoochin’ the pig for a buck apiece. Students love it, and lots of staff will contribute to the funds as well.
Skyview High School Denver Colorado USA
Have a fashion show about 3 weeks prior to Prom to build up the hype before tickets go on sale. Contact your local tuxedo and dress shops to see if they will donate the necessary clothing for the fashion show. Allow all Juniors or Seniors interested in modeling to submit their names for a drawing to be a model in the show.
The only requirements are that they have a minimum 2.5 g.p.a. and no discipline problems. Use the fashion show as a way to announce your location if it is a surprise. Other things to announce: theme of the prom, theme song, and prom king and queen nominees. The fashion show can be done via a television system or in a gymnasium or auditorium. Get as many local businesses involved with the show as possible. Offer them the opportunity to advertise for the upcoming prom season and a way to show off their product.
This is a fun show and it gets all students excited about prom.
The end result is a great turn out at prom.
This spirit activity had been very popular. It’s a just like a real snowball fight. It’s in the gym and instead of snow you use socks that are curled up into a ball. There are tables turned on their sides and big boxes on the gym floor as protectors and to hid from getting hit. There are two teams and if a person is hit by a snowball, they are out of the game. The last team with players that haven’t been hit win. This is an activity that even the teachers like to get involved with.
Each year we host a Senior Citizen Dinner for Christmas. We invite the 6 local Senior’s homes and provide a complete turkey dinner. Each senior is matched with student and there is a meal that the students must serve the senior. The choir sings and teachers bring their preschool aged children in to see Santa and gifts are exchanged
Our administration all wear tuxedos and the seniors are picked up by school bus (even those in wheelchairs). All the food, buses and extras are donated or sponsored. This is such a big tradition that the same seniors have been coming every year and the homes are waiting for our call and our school just wouldn’t let it go.
It’s just a great event for young and old to share about life and the act of giving.
Preston High School
We make festive cutouts and put the name of every student and staff member on a cutout. The cutouts are made using a wood block and cookie cutter shape run through a hand press at our Board Office. (a lot of elemetary schools use this for their bulletin boards) The cutouts go up on the walls throughout the school on the Tuesday before Christmas Break. It is amazing to watch students walk the hallways on Wednesday morning trying to find their names (often it’s the kids who are too cool to participate in our normal council activities). When you find your cutout with your name on it, you go to the Main Office and present it to the principal who gives each student a candy cane. It’s a great way for the students to meet the principal and receive a warm wish for the Holidays.
During Spirit week at our school we had a lunchtime activity entitled “Polar Bear Tough Man” we had brave students get in a kiddie’s pool (or if you have a large enough body of water around) full of ice water and the person that stayed in the longest won. It was a little dangerous because it was so cold outside but if you live in a warm climate then go for it! The prize was a mug of hot chocolate for each participant and a t-shirt for the bravest participant.