School Spirit

Ways to Protect and Store Your Middle School Mascot Costume

A mascot costume is a big investment for your middle school. Your mascot is a huge part of your school life; it is a symbol of your school pride that will bring memories for years to come. To help you get the most from your mascot costume, we have put together some tips to help  Continue Reading »

5 Fun Middle School Spirit Week Ideas

Is your middle school ready for Spirit Week? What are your middle school’s Spirit Week traditions? Whatever they are, use Spirit Week as a time to promote school pride, unify the student body, and make fun memories that your middle school students and teachers will cherish for a long time. Here are five fun Spirit  Continue Reading »

10 Things to Know About Customizing Your Products

Products that feature your school name and/or mascot are must-have items for any middle school. Follow these 10 tips and tricks to create custom products for your middle school.   Customization Steps 1. Choose the product you want to customize. 2. Pick your school colors. 3. Find your mascot. Seach our graphic library on andersonsmiddlezone.com  Continue Reading »

What’s New? 10 Hot New Products from Anderson’s

It’s 2014! A new calendar year means there is only half a school year left. Even though your middle school students may view that fact as a positive thing, as a middle school educator we know you have a limited amount of time right now to finish lesson plans, motivate middle school students, and hand  Continue Reading »

Glow Fun for Middle School

  Celebrate with GLOW fun! Glow products are all the rage, and Middle Schoolers are at the top of the list! They love glow! We’ve got five fun ideas for Glowing Fun! Glow Tag in the dark Everyone wears a glow stick, the “it” person wears an exclusive color.  Regular “tag” rules apply. Glow Bowling Fill  Continue Reading »

Get Students Involved in Event Planning

   Contributed by Susan M., Teacher, Daly City, CA Being a teacher for student government is so much fun!  The students and I are always trying to find ways to involve all the students and staff in daily, weekly or monthly events.  It adds to the atmosphere of the entire school. The initial stage of  Continue Reading »

Ultimate Spirit Week Guide

“We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you?” No question about it, Spirit Week ranks up there with some of the best days of the school year. There’s just something about the camaraderie, big fun, and getting crazy with school spirit that really unites the student body, and promotes morale among  Continue Reading »

25 Uses for Fun Cups

   Celebrate the start of school, collect tickets, fundraise…so many uses for plastic Fun Cups! They are an affordable way to boost school spirit, raise funds, celebrate achievements, engage and reward students. We’ve come up with 25 ways to use Fun Cups. Check them out below: Give out 50 free Fun Cups to the first 50 people  Continue Reading »

Engaging Students With School Spirit

Contributed by Kori J., Cheer Advisor, Costa Mesa, CA When looking back on your days in High School, what comes to mind? The dances, the games, the friendships you had, and pride in your school. Being proud of your school and your alma mater is so important in the high school experience and what better  Continue Reading »

Ideas to Boost School Spirit

Contributed by Kori J., Cheer Advisor, Costa Mesa, CA Here are some ideas to boost School Spirit among students and staff. Create a student section, rope off a section just for students to sit right in front of the cheerleaders – create a “cool name” for them. Teach the students some of the fun cheers  Continue Reading »