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Faculty participation in school spirit can make the high school environment more fun, energetic and exciting.

September 24, 2019


Kyle Christian

Two of the ACHS teachers dressing up for the themes of the football games and making the back to school assembly more energetic.

School spirit does not only involve the students, but the teachers as well. It can be very important for the faculty of a school to get involved in activities, especially when it comes to school pride and spirit. The staff at Antioch Community High School is a perfect example of an involved and fun faculty. ACHS has many traditions. An example of this is “High Five Friday”; A different teaching department stands outside the athletic entrance and gives every single student a high five before entering the building, or even the pep assemblies before big events. Most of these traditions include the staff; they make these traditions fun and have lots of spirit while participating.

“When teachers participate in fun activities, it makes the environment more fun and exciting,” junior Madison Merril said. “When you see the teachers doing something crazy, it makes students more comfortable to join them.”

Teachers at ACHS put forth a great amount of effort to have the best relationship with their students as possible. Stefan Pfautz, ACHS art teacher and Cardinal Crazies sponsor, believes that a relationship between a teacher and a student is essential for benefiting the student.

“What’s most effective for me is just talking to my students and asking them what they are involved in,” Pfautz said. “I like to sort of celebrate the kids in my class who are getting ready for something.”

Each teacher at ACHS has their own way of making students comfortable and creating a special bond with them. Pfautz believes that Antioch does a great job with teacher involvement, but there is always room for improvement. 

“It’s important for teachers to get involved because it gives students more motivation and it shows that the faculty cares,” sophomore Ariana Nikolov said. “They cause the students to be more excited for school events.”

ACHS students feel more involved and excited when having teachers participate in school spirit and school activities. It makes the energy of the school more up lifting. Faculty participation can be an essential way for getting more students involved and ready to show school spirit.


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Bridget Nauman, Online Sports Managing Director
Bridget Nauman is a senior in high school and this is her 3rd year on staff as the Online Sports Managing Editor. She has been on the Antioch Varsity Cheerleading team for three years and is pursuing Allstar Cheer for her senior year. Bridget has been a part of two podium finishes, a state title, and also a world title on the USA Junior Coed team. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family during her off time.
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Kyle Christian, Tom Tom Staff
Kyle Christian is a junior. This is his first year in the Tom Tom sports media class. He enjoys playing hockey and golf. His favorite quote is "If you ain't first your last."

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