School spirit soars during challenging times

Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth lifted spirits during its Stronger Together Spirit Week, Sept. 21-25. Each day of the week, the students and faculty participated in team building exercises such as a “pass the water challenge” and “egg drop challenge.” Students enjoyed getting to spend time with each other through these fun and engaging activities.

In addition, each grade level completed various service projects as an opportunity for students to use their time and talents in giving back to others. Sixth and eighth grade students created children’s books that they worked on in Art and Language Arts classes. These books were then read and presented to students in the primary grades as a way to expand their reading skills and develop connections among the grade levels. The preschool students created “sweet” survival guides for first responders such as the the local Palm Beach County Fire Department and the school’s assigned Florida State Trooper that monitors the school regularly. Some students created cards for members of the armed forces, while others created bookmarks with positive Christian Bible verses to be distributed in hospitals and nursing homes. 

The week ended with the school’s weekly Mass, at which nine students were inducted into the Sacred Heart School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.

As part of the festivities for this week the students were able to dress out of their uniforms for different days, with Monday being Funky Mask Day—a sign that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, students are keeping spirits high.

To learn more about how our Diocese of Palm Beach schools are finding ways to celebrate school spirit during the pandemic, visit the Office of Catholic School’s social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DoPBCatholicSchools.