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Homecoming 2020

2020’s Spirit Week and Homecoming might look different this year, but EVERYONE in the King community - near and far - can join in the fun! The entire school, students and staffulty alike, are divided into two teams: Gold and Blue.

Students: the box to the right indicates which team you’re part of –- just look for your advisor’s name. There are also multiple ways for parents and alumni to get involved in the action; the below information details how YOU can participate. Join your fellow teammates to get pumped and show some Viking Pride.

Which team will rise to victory? Follow along as we report out the points throughout the week, and remember: the points will only go up if you participate!

 

List of events

Virtual 5K

Please join us in King’s virtual 5k! Get outdoors, walk/run/dance 3.1 miles and earn points for your team! You can earn extra points by getting your whole family involved! Register for free today, share your results, and get your family in the game. More information at www.charity footprints.com/KingCares5K.

ALUMNI:  Register & participate in the Virtual King Cares 5K and enter your chance to win some alumni swag!  All you will need to do is share your results and submit a selfie at your finish line! Send to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni  on Instagram & Facebook.

Points/Scoring

  • Top 5 Students will earn 50 pts
  • Top 5 parents will earn 20 pts for their students’ team (if they have a student on each team, both team will be awarded points)
  • 15 pts to each student for completion
  • 5 pts to each parent/sibling for completion

How to Play

Register here www.charity footprints.com/KingCares5K

Complete the 5k by Saturday, October 24


Senior Day

Join us on campus Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m for Senior Day! All seniors are welcome! 

Parking Spot Decorating & US Wall Signing
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Blue Team)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Gold Team)

Seniors, please check in with our parent volunteers to be assigned a spot.

Middle Field Games
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Gold Team)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. (Blue Team)

Check in with Mr. Sheehan to join teams.

Colony Pizza Truck
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Fire Pit & S'mores
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Points/Scoring

  • 25 pts to the winner
  • 15 pts 2nd place
  • 10 pts 3rd place
  • 5 pts for participating in the parking spot painting

How to Play

If you would like to paint a parking spot, please sign up. We will provide chalk and spray chalk. Please bring your own stencils and additional supplies if desired. Everything must be temporary.

*Painting a parking spot does NOT mean that the parking spot is designated yours. Existing parking rules still apply. Please keep all designs appropriate.


Spirit Week

Show your school spirit! Participate in Spirit Week! Each advisory/class who has full participation from ALL students each themed day will earn points!

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Jersey/Sports Day
    • Togas (Seniors Only)
  • Wednesday: Crazy Hat Day
  • Thursday: Beach Day
    • Togas (Seniors Only)
    • Wear Your Clothes Backwards Day (LS Only)
  • Friday: King Spirit Day

ALUMNI:  Spice up your weekly dress! Whether you're working from home, at college, or enjoying the retired lifestyle, join in on our theme days.  Send a selfie to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or post to social media and tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni  on Instagram & Facebook to enter yourself to win some alumni swag!

Points/Scoring

  • 5 pts per day per advisory/class

How to Play

Advisors should email daily point totals to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org each day by 3:30 p.m.


Kahoot

Who doesn’t enjoy a little educational competition? Kahoot challenges will occur in Upper School and Middle School advisories on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:15 a.m. They will last approximately 5 minutes.

Points/Scoring

  • 5 pts to the winner
  • 3 pts to 2nd place
  • 1 pt to 3rd place per day

How to Play

Advisors will receive the code daily. Please use the code to login, share your screen, and have the class participate. Winners are based on correct answers and speed.


Viking Pride Signs for 5K and/or Games

To participate, print this sign and pose for a King Pride photo!  

ALUMNI:  We will miss you in the stands this year! Show us your Viking Pride from home and tune in to the livestream of our athletics events on Saturday, October 24.  Send a selfie posing with our Viking Pride Sign and submit to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni  on Instagram & Facebook to enter yourself to win some alumni swag!

Points/Scoring

  • 1 pt for participation

How to Play

Post on social media using the hashtag #KingHomecoming2020 and/or submit to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org by Saturday 1:00 p.m. with subject line "Viking Pride"


Homecoming 2021 T-shirt Design

Would you like to see your t-shirt design all over campus next fall? All Upper School and Middle School students are able to submit one t-shirt design. The winner’s shirt design will become next year’s homecoming shirt! 

ALUMNI:  Feeling creative? Want to get the King Cardinal or LHT blue back in the mix? Dust-off your sketch book and design our 2021 Homecoming T-Shirt! Submit your design to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or post to social media and tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni  on Instagram & Facebook to enter yourself to win some alumni swag!

Points/Scoring

  • 10 pts to Winner
  • 5 pts 2nd place
  • 3 pts 3rd place
  • 1 pt participation

How to Play

All designs are due by Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. Submit to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org with subject line "T-shirt design submission". The winner will be announced via social media on Friday.


Best King-themed Pumpkin Carving Contest

Carve your best King-themed pumpkin! Kick-off Halloween by carving your best pumpkin that shows your King spirit. Get creative! 

ALUMNI:  Planning on carving pumpkins for Halloween? Make it a King, LHT, Thomas, KLHT, or King School Themed Pumpkin!  Submit a photo of your pumpkin to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni on Instagram & Facebook to enter yourself to win some alumni swag!

Points/Scoring

  • 10 pts to Winner
  • 5 pts 2nd place
  • 3 pts 3rd place
  • 1 pt participation

How to Play

All submissions are due by Thursday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. Submit to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org with subject line "Pumpkin submission". The winner will be announced via social media on Thursday.


Best King-themed Baking Contest

Contact: spiritweek@kingschoolct.org
Details: Do you prefer baking over pumpkin carving? No problem! We’ve got you covered! Make a beautifully designed cake, cupcakes, or whatever sweets you fancy! Make sure it shows your King spirit!

ALUMNI:  Fancy yourself a baker instead of a carver? Join in on the fun as our entire community channels their inner King chef. Create a King, LH, LHT, Thomas, KLHT, King School themed dessert!  Submit a photo of your dessert to  spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and/or tag  @kinglowheywoodthomas_alumni  on Instagram & Facebook to enter yourself to win some alumni swag!

Points/Scoring

  • 10 pts to Winner
  • 5 pts 2nd place
  • 3 pts 3rd place
  • 1 pt participation

How to Play

All submissions are due by Friday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. Submit to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org with subject line "Baking submission". The winner will be announced via social media on Friday.


PE & MS Sports Competitions

Lower School and Middle School students will participate in competitions during PE and MS sports run by the PE & Athletics Department.
Details will be provided by the PE & Athletics Department during class/sports.

Points/Scoring

  • Up to 60 points awarded

How to Play

PE & Athletics Department submit team points to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org.


US Student Life Competitions

Upper School students will participate in Ping Pong (Mr. Dixon), Kickball (Mr. Sheehan), and Cornhole (Mr. Hauben) competitions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. More competitions to be added by Student Council throughout the week.

Points/Scoring

  • 15 pts per day for Ping Pong
  • 30 pts per day for kickball
  • 12 pts per student for cornhole

How to Play

Cornhole Sign Up 

Ping Pong Sign Up

Kickball Sign Up


US Scavenger Hunt

Get in the hunt! Daily emails will be sent to all US students with the item you need to find that day! Make sure pay close attention to the item you are trying to find...

Points/Scoring

  • 5 pts per day

How to Play

Check your email each morning to learn what you need to find. Once you find the item, send a selfie to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org and return the item to Ms. Bruzik.


MS Puzzles and Riddles

Middle School students will have the chance twice a day to try their luck at a puzzle and riddle. Mr. Magidson will send you details, so watch for your challenges next week!

Points/Scoring

  • 5 pts to Winner
  • 3 pts 2nd place
  • 1 pt 3rd place

How to Play

Mr. Magidson will keep track of your scores and submit them each day to spiritweek@kingschoolct.org.


LS Spirit Squad

Get your cheer on! LS students will participate in a cheer on the field Friday, October 23. The squad will be on facebook and instagram live, and shared later on the website.

Points/Scoring

  • 2 points for participation

How to Play

LS Students will sign up to participate.

Team Assignments by Last Name

Please click here to access the list by last name. Only those with @kingschoolct.org emails will be able to view.

Parents, view the assignments by last name here.