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  • Tues. 1/23: Team Spirit 101
  • Team 7-1 students study Mr. Art's Team Spirit wikispace
    • Calendar/Schedule - puts dates in your iPad, phone, homework planner
    • Activities - choose your top 3 activity choices (excluding basketball & goofy sports, those are separate). You will choose your top 3 activities in Science class & we will put you all in your 2017 Team Spirit Activity based on your interests & the team's need
    • Responsibilities - decide if you want to be a captain, this year
    • Requirements
    • Points

  • Fri. 1/26: Team Spirit Activity Selection
    • Mrs. O'Brien will be having you sign-up for your Team Spirit activity in Science class
    • You will be making two selections
      • Team Spirit Activity Selection (Mandatory)
      • Sport Selection (Optional)
        • We need 10 boys & 10 girls to participate in basketball. If you would like to participate, you will put an "X"
        • There are 7 Goofy Sports that are guarranteed to take place & 3 extra time Goofy Sports. If you would like to participate in Goofy Sports, rank your top 3 choices from (Pizza Box Relay, Over/Under Relay, Buddy Walkers, Running Baton Relay, Timed Basketball Foul Shots, Limbo, Scotter Relay, Lacrosse Relay, Tug of War, & Hungry Hippo)
        • The following PDF is what the 2nd sign-up sheet will look like Friday.

  • Mon. 1/29: Captains Paragraphs Due
    • To Mr. Art
    • We are looking for captains who are:
      • responsible (will do the extra work needed to win)
      • good leaders (by example not by bossing others around)
      • inclusive (get everyone involved)


  • Mon. 2/5: (PM Assembly) Find out Team Spirit Theme & Your Team's Sub-Theme
    • 12:22 - 1:22 PM: Team Spirit Kickoff Pep. Rally (Gym)
      • 7th Grade Overall Captains will draw straws to determine the order in which the 8th Grade Overall Captains will choose the sub-themes (Gym - during Pep. Rally)
    • 1:25 - 2:25 PM: Team Spirit Kickoff Pep. Rally (Gym)
    • 2:15 PM: 8th Grade Overall Captains will decide their sub-themes in separate locations
      • 8-1: Cafe A
      • 8-2: Cafe B
      • 8-3: Library
      • 8-4: Cafe C
    • 2:25 PM: Mrs. Leventhal comes around to each location to finalize each team's sub-theme.

  • Tues. 2/6: Activity Coordinators Meetings
    • 2:25 PM: Activity Coordinators Meeting (Activity Location)
    • All captains are excused from 9th period --> you should let your 9th period know in advance that you will be missing class and will be responsible for any missed work.
    • Where you go:
      • ROOM 218: with Mr. Art
        • 1) Overall
        • 2) Basketball
        • 3) Goofy Sports
      • AUDITORIUM:
        • 1) Dance with Mrs. Leventhal
        • 2) Musical with Mrs. Leventhal
        • 3) Cheer with Mrs. Leventhal
        • 4) Emcees with Dr. Glickman-Rogers
        • 5) Production Team = Stage, Lights, & Sound with Mrs. Valeriano, Mrs. Maguire, & Mr. Martin
      • LIBRARY: with Mrs. J. Johnson
        • 1) Program
        • 2) Scrapbook
      • ROOM 321: with Mr. Trum
        • 1) Float
        • 2) Plaque
        • 3) Window
      • ROOM 101: Backdrop with Mrs. Nicholas & Snra. Castilla-Lyson
      • ROOM 109: Car Racing with Mrs. Seminatore
      • ROOM 111: Visual with Mrs. A. Smith & Mrs. Rossano
      • ROOM 207: Mascot with Mrs. Seidner & Ms. Loria

  • Wed. 2/7: Pick-up Plaque in Main Lobby

  • Thurs. 2/8: Pick-up Art Supplies
    • Before School: Pick-up Float from Main Lobby
    • Period 5: Pick-up Art Supplies from Room 101
      • Window
      • Plaque

  • Mon. 2/12: AM Assebly Schedule = Oceanside Day
    • AM Assembly Hour (8:55 - 9:55; 1 Hour) = 1 Hour
    • Per 4: Workshop: Plan/Practice (10:43 - 11:05; 22 Min.) = 1 Hour + 22 Min.
    • Per 4: Lunch (11:07 - 11:27; 20 Min.)

  • Tues. 2/13: PM Assembly Schedule = Pajama/Flannel Day
    • Per 4: Workshop: Plan/Practice (10:03 - 10:25; 22 Min.) = 1 Hour + 44 Min.
    • Per 4: Lunch (10:27 - 10:47; 20 Min.)
    • PM Assembly Hour (12:22 - 1:22; 1 Hour) = 2 Hours + 44 Min.

  • Wed. 2/14: AM Assembly Schedule = Crazy Hair Day
    • AM Assembly Hour (8:55 - 9:55; 1 Hour) = 3 Hours + 44 Min.
    • Per 4: Workshop: Plan/Practice (10:43 - 11:05; 22 Min.) = 4 Hours + 6 Min.
    • Per 4: Lunch (11:07 - 11:27; 20 Min.)

  • Thurs. 2/15: Regular Bell Schedule = Wear Orange (Team Colors)
    • *We will be assigned either Period 1, 2, 4, or 6 to have Auditorium Practice (Visual, Dance, Musical, Cheer, Emcees, & Production Team)
    • Per 1: Plan/Practice (7:52 - 8:34; 42 Min.) = 4 Hours + 48 Min.
    • Per 2: Plan/Practice (8:37 - 9:19; 42 Min.) = 5 Hours + 30 Min.
    • Per 3: Regular Off-team class (9:22 - 10:04)
    • Per 4: Workshop: Plan/Practice (10:07 - 10:43; 36 Min.) = 6 Hours + 6 Min.
    • Per 4: Lunch (10:45 - 11:07; 22 Min.)
    • Per 5: Basketball Tournaments (Gym) (11:10 - 12:10)
    • Per 6: Plan/Practice (12:13 - 12:55; 42 Min.) = 6 Hours + 48 Min.
    • Per 7: Regular Off-team class (12:58 - 1:40; 42 Min.)
    • Per 8: Regular Off-team class (1:43 - 2:25; 42 Min.)

  • Fri. 2/16: Regular Bell Schedule = Wear Orange Team Shirts

Overall Captains (218)


Performance Activities

  • Visual, Dance, Musical, Cheer, Emcees/Skit, Production Team, Program, Backdrop
  • Teams will put on 15 minute performances that include 3 major acts (Dance, Musical, & Cheer)
  • Emcees will be the hosts & comic relief for the performance.
  • The Visual will act as a background video & audio for all acts in the team performance.
  • The Production Team will ensure the performance runs smoothly.
  • The Program will help the judges follow the order of the performance & will give information about the performance.
  • The Backdrop will complement the Visual (on the projection screen) & will relate to the theme of the performance.


1. Visual (111)

  • 4 points
  • Thurs. 2/15 = Auditorium Practice @ Periods 1, 2, 4, or 6
  • Fri. 2/16 = Final Performances @ Periods 1-3 (Auditorium)
  • Around 5 students
  • Mrs. A. Smith (111) & Mrs. Rossano (113)
  • 2 captains: Create a visual presentation to run throughout your team's auditorium performance
  • Must contain the audio & video for the Dance, Musical, Cheer, & Emcees
  • Visual Presentation may use: KeyNote, iMovie, or Google Slides (Live Doc) to craft presentation.
  • Should include:
    • Team Number & Color
    • Theme
    • Relevant images, video, music, & information correlating to your team's theme
  • Visual Presentation will kick-off your Team Performance.
  • The Visual Presentation will act as an animated backdrop to the difference aspects of our Team Performance (Emcees, Dance, Musical, Cheer). Coordinate with the captains of each activity so that you can include images and video backgrounds that work best with each aspects of our show.
  • Music:
    • All music will be purchased with an iTunes giftcard by Mrs. Lekhwani & she will share it with the Captain of Visual who will be in charge of the Presentation iPad.
    • Option #1: Can be "mashed up" in iMovie --> sent to your YouTube channel --> embedded into your visual presentation or saved to your camera roll.
    • Option #2: Can be "mashed up" in GarageBand --> sent to your YouTube channel --> embedded into visual presentation or saved to your camera roll.
  • Video Coordinator:
    • Mr. Art will also help the Video Coordinator with the responsibilities listed below
    • The Video Coordinator is responsible (with the help of Mr. Art) for putting all of the segments of the visual presentation into one file.
    • The Video Coordinator & Mr. Art will act as the "directors" of the Team's Performance & will run the show.
    • The Video Coordinator & Mr. Art will wear headsets and will cue all aspects of the Team Performance (curtains, lights, spots, props, audio, video, Emcees, Dance, Musical, Cheer, etc.)

2. Dance (219)

  • 8 points
  • Thurs. 2/15 = Auditorium Practice @ Periods 1, 2, 4, or 6
  • Fri. 2/16 = Final Performances @ Periods 1-3 (Auditorium)
  • Around 20 students
  • Ms. Bragman
  • 2 captains: Create & teach a dance routine to dance group, come up with costumes, choreography, etc.
  • Must get audio & background video to Visual captains ASAP!
  • Maximum of 5 minutes
  • Choose dances & songs that reflect your team's theme!
  • Dance Music:
    • Your dance can be to one song or a mix of songs (you will need to mix your own music or get an already mixed group of songs).
    • All music must be coordinated with the Visual Presentation Captains.
    • Your music & video will run from the iPad of the Visual Presentation Captain.
    • All music should be saved to Garage Band or Google Drive
  • Scores will be judged on:
    • All students are prepared & know the dance
    • Music relates to the theme and is appropriate for school
    • coordination of attire; appropriateness of outfits
    • all students on stage are actively involved
  • 2017 Dance (DC Comics) = 1st Place
  • 2015 Dance (Halloween) = 1st Place
  • 2014 Dance (Nashville) = 1st Place
  • 2017 Dance Auditorium Rehearsal
  • 2016 Dance Classroom Practice
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3. Musical (220)

  • 8 points
  • Thurs. 2/15 = Auditorium Practice @ Periods 1, 2, 4, or 6
  • Fri. 2/16 = Final Performances @ Periods 1-3 (Auditorium)
  • Around 15 students
  • 2 captains: Create & teach a musical performance to musical group, come up with costumes, choreography, etc.
  • Live Singing or Lip Sync
  • Must get audio & background video to Visual captains ASAP!

  • Maximum of 5 minutes
  • Create a musical performance that reflects your team's theme!
  • Music:
    • Your musical performance can include one or more songs (you will need to mix your own music or get an already mixed group of songs).
    • All music must be coordinated with the Visual Presentation Captains.
    • Your music & video will run from the iPad of the Visual Presentation Captain.
    • All music should be saved to Garage Band or Google Drive
  • Scores will be judged on:
    • All students are prepared & know their parts in the musical performance
    • Music relates to the theme and is appropriate for school
    • coordination of attire; appropriateness of outfits
  • 2017 Musical (DC Comics) = 1st Place
  • 2015 Musical (Halloween) = 1st Place
  • 2014 Musical (Nashville) = 2nd Place
  • 2017 Musical Auditorium Rehearsal
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4. Cheer (221)

  • 8 points
  • Thurs. 2/15 = Auditorium Practice @ Periods 1, 2, 4, or 6
  • Fri. 2/16 = Final Performances @ Periods 1-3 (Auditorium)
  • Around 20 students
  • Mrs. Harrington
  • 2 captains: Create & teach a cheer routine to cheer group, come up with costumes, choreography, etc.
  • Create a cheer routine that reflects your team's theme!
  • Will elicit spirit from the crowd; encourage students to dress up; create energy & enthusiasm!
  • Your cheer should generate excitement & unite the team.
  • It is the Cheer team's job to teach the entire team part of the cheer: 2015 Practice Cheer
  • You want all team members to participate in a portion of the cheer performance by saying some of the lines.
  • Cheer should include:
    • OMS
    • Team Number
    • Team Theme
    • Team Color
  • Must get audio & background video to Visual captains ASAP!

  • Maximum of 5 minutes
  • Cheer Music:
    • Your cheer can include one or more songs (you will need to mix your own music or get an already mixed group of songs).
    • All music must be coordinated with the Visual Presentation Captains.
    • Your music & video will run from the iPad of the Visual Presentation Captain.
    • All music should be saved to Garage Band or Google Drive
  • Scores will be judged on:
    • All students are prepared & know their parts in the cheer
    • Music relates to the theme and is appropriate for school
    • coordination of attire; appropriateness of outfits
  • 2017 Cheer (DC Comics) = 2nd Place
  • 2015 Cheer (Halloween) = 2nd Place
  • 2014 Cheer (Nashville) = 1st Place
  • 2016 Cheer Classroom Practice
  • 2017 Cheer Auditorium Rehearsal
2017 Cheer 1.PNG 2017 Cheer 2.PNG2017 Cheer 3.PNG
Classroom Practice
2017 Cheer - Work in Progress 1.PNG 2017 Cheer - Work in Progress 2.PNG

5. Emcees (218)

  • 4 points
  • Thurs. 2/15 = Auditorium Practice @ Periods 1, 2, 4, or 6
  • Fri. 2/16 = Final Performances @ Periods 1-3 (Auditorium)
  • Hosts of the Team 7-1 performance
  • Hosts, Skits, Talent
  • Emcees are responsible for connecting all parts of the team's performance in a seamless & coherent format.
  • There should be some sort of story: Take the viewer on a journey into the world of your Team Spirit theme.
    • Example: When Team 7-1's theme was DC Comics, our Emcees were in a library and they were reading comics.
  • Emcees will be assessed on their ability to strengthen the performance, effectively connect the various performance pieces, & entertain the audience.
  • Emcees are also free to include a showcase of team talents if it fits with their plans
  • Emcees may introduce the acts, perform a skit or skits, and/or incorporate various student talents.
  • 2-4 students
  • 2 captains: who will make sure that the script is written & that each emcee knows their part
    • captains also must coordinate with Visual, Dance, Musical, Cheer, & Production so that the 15-minute Team 7-1 performance runs smoothly.
  • Create script to introduce team, teachers, Dance, Musical, Cheer, etc.
  • 2017 Emcees Performance Intro
2017 Emcees 2.PNG 2015 Emcees 1.PNG


Production (Aud)



6. Program (Lib)

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Artistic Activities


7. Float (215)

  • 4 points
  • Mrs. O'Brien
  • Around 8 students
  • 2 captains:
  • Mon. 2/5: Pick-up Float (wooden rectangular prism structure) in the main lobby
    • Date Change: Float was in main lobby the morning of Thurs. 2/8
  • Mrs. Nicholas (Room 101) lends our her heavy duty staplers, please make sure they are returned to her room after the Float has been completed.
  • Responsible for creating your team float using our wooden rectangular prism structure, other supplies of your choice (cardboard, paper mache, etc.) & your creativity. You will need to decorate the outside of your float.
  • Goal: Create the best float to go with your theme.
  • Remember that your float needs to be able to fit through doorways, in the elevator, etc. to make it from your team classroom to the gymnasium.
  • Thurs. 2/15: Float must be done!
  • Fri. 2/16 @ End of Period 5: Floats will be brought down and lined up against the front window in the front lobby for judging before Goofy Sports
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Period 8: 2 students, in costume, will pull the float into the gym at the end of Goofy Sports. One costumed student will be inside the float, enjoying the ride.

2014 Float - Before.PNG 2017 Float.PNG 2017 Float 2.PNG2016 Float.PNG 2014 Float 1.PNG 2014 Float 2.PNG


8. Backdrop (101)


2017 Backdrops - All Teams.PNG

9. Plaque (215)

  • 4 points
  • Mrs. O'Brien
  • Around 5 students
  • 2 captains:
  • Responsible for designing, painting, & decorating a wooden plaque that represents their team & theme.
  • Plaque should include:
    • Team Number
    • Team Color
    • Year
    • Team Theme imagery
  • Mon. 2/5: Pick up Plaque & Art supplies from Library
    • Date & Location Change: Plaque was ready for pick-up on Wed. 2/7 in Main Lobby
  • Thurs. 2/8: Pick-up Art supplies from Mrs. Nicholas in Room 101
  • Thurs. 2/15: Plaque must be done!
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Start of Period 4: Plaque must be brought to main lobby and placed on table for judging.
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10. Car Racing (109)

  • 4 points
  • Mrs. Seminatore (Technology Room)
  • 2 captains:
  • Only students who have taken Technology are eligible to participate in this event.
  • Create 3 team cars to race
  • Students will design, paint, & prepare three team cars to compete in the Dragster Tournament.
  • Students will use hand tools to create their designs.
  • Cars will be painted in team colors only.
  • Each car must have a sticker design that connects to the team's theme.
  • Goal is to win 1st Place in head-to-head tournament
  • Thurs. 2/15: All cars must be done!
    • Tournament will take place Thursday after school with Car captains only
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Period 5: Video of Car Races Played (Auditorium)
  • Around 8 students
  • 2016 Car Racing - Team 7-1 Intro
  • 2016 Car Racing - Race #1
  • 2016 Car Racing - Race #3
  • 2016 Car Racing - Final Race
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11. Scrapbook (Lib)

  • 4 points
  • Mrs. J. Johnson
  • Around 6 students
  • 2 captains:
  • Responsible for taking team pictures & creating your team's scrapbook
  • Team photos for scrapbook should include:
    • Team teachers
    • Captains for each Team Spirit activity
    • Student groups preparing for all parts of the team performance (Visual, Dance, Musical, Cheer, Emcees, Production Team)
    • General photos of Team Spirit fun
    • What makes Team 7-1 different
      • Trips
      • Charity work
      • Group pictures
  • Use art supplies that will show your team's theme & color throughout the book.
  • Make your Scrapbook memorable & stand out.
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Start of Period 1: Bring your scrapbook to the main lobby to be displayed & judged.

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12. Window (218)


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2016 Windows.PNG

13. Mascot (107)

  • 4 points
  • Mrs. Seidner & Ms. Loria (Family & Consumer Science Rooms)
  • Around 4 students
  • 2 captains:
  • Design, create, & decorate a team mascot (Teddy Bear).
  • Thurs. 2/15 @ End of Period 8: Mascot must be done!
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Start of Period 1: Mascots will be displayed in main lobby on table for judging.

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Sports

14. Basketball Tournament

  • 4 Team Spirit points
  • Thurs. 2/15 @ Period 5
  • Full-Court Basketball Tournament
  • Girls Basketball Tournament
    • 1 Female captain: will choose 8 girls
    • 5 for 1st half
    • 5 for 2nd half
    • 2 games (hopefully 2nd game is the final)
  • Boys Basketball Tournament
    • 1 Male captain: will choose 8 boys
    • 5 for 1st half
    • 5 for 2nd half
    • 2 games (hopefully 2nd game is the final)
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15. Goofy Sports

  • 8 Team Spirit points
  • Fri. 2/16 @ Periods 6-7 (Gym)
  • 2 captains (1 boy & 1 girl): captains will pick the participants in each of the following Goofy Sports.
    • Students will have ranked each goofy sport with a 1, 2, or 3.
    • Captains will try to honor the requests of their teammates, while at the same time picking competitive groups for each Good Sport.
  • 1. Pizza Box Relay (6 boys & 6 girls)
    • the first person runs to the other side with 1 pizza box
    • the next person runs to the other side with 1 pizza box, but brings back 2 pizza boxes,
    • the next person 3 boxes, etc.
  • 2. Over/Under Relay (6 boys & 6 girls)
    • teams hand a basketball over their head to the person behind them, then the next person passes the basketball under (or through their legs) to the next person, etc.
    • the last person in line, then runs to the front of the line
  • 3. Buddy Walkers (6 boys & 6 girls)
    • 6 teams of 2-students take turns walking on "buddy walkers" which are like cross-country skis with handles
    • teams of 2 must work together to take each step at the same exact time
  • 4. Running Baton Relay (10 boys & 10 girls)
    • fastest 12 students on the team
    • race around the gym, handing the baton to the next racer
  • 5. Basketball Foul Shots (10 boys & 10 girls)
    • 20 students line-up and hit as many foul shots as possible in a set amount of time
    • students get their own rebound and pass it to next student in line
  • 6. Limbo (3 boys & 3 girls)
  • 7. Scooter Relay (6 boys & 6 girls)
    • you sit on the scooter and use two plungers (one in each hand) to propel yourself forward to the other end

  • 8. Lacrosse Relay (6 boys & 6 girls) - Only if there is extra time
  • 9. Tug of War (6 boys & 6 girls) - Only if there is extra time
  • 10. Hungry Hippo (6 boys & 6 girls) - Only if there is extra time
  • 2016 Goofy Sports Results

2016 Limbo 1.PNG 2016 Tug of War 1.PNG

16. Bottle Caps Collection

  • 4 points
  • Team 7-1 won the bottle cap collection for 2017-2018 already earning 4 points
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