S tudents and staff and Granville Elementary School showed off their school spirit last Friday.

Students attended and participated in a spirit assembly to make the culmination of Spirit Month at the school.

The month-long event was modeled on a similar event held last month at Granville High School.

During a three-week period, students completed a number of projects aimed at engendering greater school spirit.

Students in all art classes created artwork which captured the theme of school pride and displayed that work in the school’s showcase just inside the main entrance.

Students also wrote poems that were judged by students in Christopher Fingland’s honors English class at the high school. The winning writers each received a book.

Thirteen classrooms also participated in a door decorating contest and trivia questions were made during the morning announcements, which students were encouraged to answer by relying on different sources throughout the week.

And during the final days leading up the assembly, which was dubbed “spirit week,” students and faculty were encouraged to show off their school spirit by participating in daily themed dress-up days.

On Friday, students engaged in team building activities such as a fourth grade paper confetti relay, a fifth grade balloon pass relay and sixth grade hula hoop challenge. Also, staff members participated in “GES Olympics.”

Jessica Sheldon, a teacher at the school, said the event “was an opportunity to teach students the importance of teamwork, camaraderie and pride.”

“It was a great way to bring the faculty, staff and students together to celebrate what a great building we work in every day,” Sheldon said.

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