On Friday, October 4, Phillips Student Council sponsored the school’s first ever Soccer Spirit Street Dance and “Bonfire”. Over half the middle level student body attended this event, which was planned to kick off (get it?) Soccer Spirit Week the following week. For the dance, holiday lights were strung across the front of the school and through the branches of the trees at the edge of the bus driveway, adding to the festive atmosphere. The “bonfire”, two disposable charcoal grills, was for toasting marshmallows.
During Soccer Spirit Week, Student Council members, under the leadership of newly-elected President Alexandra Ryan, organized a double elimination Lightning Tournament. Lightning Rounds, sort of like Knock Out except kicking soccer balls into the goal instead of shooting hoops with basketballs, were played during recess with the Championship Game being played at the end of the day Friday. Since Friday was also Blue and White Day, it was fun to see both players and spectators, students and faculty, sporting the Phillips colors to show off their school spirit.