By LINDA LOBECK
KINGSFORD - A spirit week dedicated to academics was a huge success at Kingsford High School. And due to its popularity among the student body, it's back again this year.
KINGSFORD HIGH SCHOOL students are gearing up for the second annual Academic Booster Club Spirit Week being held this week. Shown here from left are KHS Academic Booster Club members Peter Fornetti, vice president Michelle Menard, and Brett Milinski with some of the top prizes students can win if they participate — a 32-inch flat screen television and BEATS wireless headphones. Many prizes will be awarded each day to students during the week of activities.
The Kingsford High School Academic Booster Club is sponsoring the second annual Academic Spirit Week, which starts today and goes through Friday, Feb. 21. The theme this year is "Wake Up to Academics," with the goal to have fun in daily academic activities that involve everyone.
There will be a different academic theme each day with the week starting with Health and Physical Education Day today. Students will dress in workout clothes for the day and get a chance to participate in activities or learn facts about physical education and health eduction.
On Tuesday, Math and Science Day has been planned with students wearing parallel-perpendicular clothing for the day. The KHS students will be challenged with math and science equations all day.
English Language Arts Day is planned for Wednesday at KHS. Students will be involved in creating sentences with homonyms during the day.
On Thursday during History Day, students will be dressing up in costumes - a different era for each grade. The seniors will be dressing like Romans; juniors wearing clothing from the Great Depression era; sophomores focusing their dress on the Western Expansion era: and the freshman will dress like Pilgrims.
"Students will identify famous authors and historical figures and their famous quotes," said Principal Lyle Smithson, who is a member of the Academic Booster Club.
The final day of the week is devoted to the Fine Arts, with students identifying artists, artwork and composers by their work.
At the conclusion of the week-long activities, there will also be a pep assembly in the gym on Friday. Students will be competing against staff members in a variety of academic challenges.
As a part of the Academic Spirit Week, prizes will be awarded each day by the Academic Booster Club to students participating in the daily activities. The daily prize awards will be a pair of wireless Beat headphones, cash prizes, and gift certificates.
The grand prize of a 32-inch flat screen television will be awarded to a student on Friday.
Members of the Academic Booster Club are hoping that this week will again get the students excited about academics and talking about different areas each day, Smithson added.
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