March Madness Comes to the Wardrobe of SCHS Faculty

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  • Cathy Cannada was inspired by some of her favorite bands for 80s day and was chosen as best dressed teacher for this theme.

    Jessica Catron

  • Amanda Sunda and her student teacher were inspired by Star Wars for Disney Day.

  • Chloe Ford was the winner for best dressed on Sports Day.

    Jessica Catron

  • Ashley Peoples wasn't afraid to don green hair for Mardi Gras Day.

    Jessica Catron

  • Kristy Collins, Sonya Curren, Hanna Hager, Brianna Frommeyer and Bonnie Lewis won an award for best dressed on "Dress for Success" day.

    Jessica Catron

  • Science teacher Chelsea Thornhill caught the attention of students on the "International Day" theme day.

    Jessica Catron

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During March, Americans everywhere were focused on March Madness basketball, while SCHS teachers immersed themselves in a madness of their own.  new tradition. SCHS physical education teacher Jessica Catron decided to spice things up for March by creating a competition for teachers. Teachers divided into teams and participated in a variety of dress up days in order to earn points. Teachers could earn prizes for being the best individual to showcase the theme, and they could earn prizes as a team based on participation.  Winning teams earned a breakfast provided by SCHS principal Meocha Williams.

The idea of a March madness competition for teachers was brought over from another school.  “When I worked at George Rogers Clark High School, the principal did this contest every year. So I just decided to bring the idea to SCHS,” explained Catron.  

It was great camaraderie for the teachers to get together and work as a group.  The rules to this ‘game’ were pretty simple. There was a new theme of what to dress up as every day. “A team earned points each week by dressing up every day. All you have to do is wear clothing that fits into the theme for the day,” said Catron. Some of the themes consisted of superheros, Get Fit day, school spirit, Saint Patrick’s Day, and spring pastels.

The entire goal for this was to build up teachers’ excitement about coming to work in the month before spring break.  Overall, the event went extremely well. “I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from teachers. They like having a fun team building activity to participate in this month,” claimed Catron. It’s a good way to improve school culture for teachers.

Many teachers went very bold on their outfit choices, including health teacher Cathy Cannada who won the award for best dressed on the 80s style day.   “I like dressing up because it’s fun. It’s different. It can get boring being the same person every day.  March Madness helps change it up a bit,” claimed Cannada.

Other teachers enjoyed the event because of their competitive personality.  Teachers like math educator, Nadine Almasri was one that had a goal of winning at least one week.  Almasri said, “I wanted to participate in March Madness because I am super competitive and I love dressing up for different themes.”

Students around Scott County were in shock about how creative their teachers had gotten with their outfits. “I think that the teachers had a lot of willpower to take time out of their day to try to brighten up brighten up our lives with their weird outfits. It definitely shows that they are committed to win their Chick-Fil-A breakfast,” said sophomore Diana Alvarado.