School spirit is essential for schools everywhere — even college prep boarding schools need to have a solid amount of school spirit. One way to bring out that spirit is through pep rallies, where the school comes together with various different organizations to rally for school spirit.
One way pep rallies really help bring the school together is by allowing student organizations to show off prepared cheers and performances to the school. Pep rallies help bring awareness to a wide variety of clubs that new freshmen may not know about.
Pep rallies also allow new students in college prep boarding schools to get more involved with the school. Pep rallies usually occur during the beginning of the year — and this is the perfect time for freshmen and new students to feel a sense of pride. Pep rallies can really get the people going, and can help create a sense of togetherness. This really makes new students feel involved, and may help break the ice for incoming students.
Some would argue that putting on a pep rally is tacky, or something you only would see on “High School Musical” or “Grease”. Not everyone in a boarding school is head over heels in love with his or her school; many kids would rather not be at school at all. But when students get involved in a pep rally and get a chance to feel that pride, it can really change a student’s perspective. Some students may only see school as a place for academics, but it can also be a place to have fun and get involved. Getting students excited about school can help them not just academically, but socially.
Helping students understand that they can be involved can really make a difference when students first enter college prep boarding schools. One of the best parts about high school is discovering yourself and being involved — and pep rallies can help promote that sense of self.