Maricopa High School is ramping up its school spirit in anticipation for the first day of School on Aug. 7.
Banners displaying Ram, the school’s mascot, as well as its “M” logo were installed on multiple light posts surrounding the MHS court yard this week.
Athletic Director Brian Winter said the school’s incoming freshman population is growing to over 600 students as the school year nears.
“We are in dire need of school spirit,” Winter said as the high school prepares to introduce hundreds of new students to campus.
Over the summer Winter, MHS Principal Renita Meyers, and school staff decided school signage could reinforce school pride.
Signs draped in school colors now hang over academic doorways, displaying educational quotes by Rosa Parks and Christine Gregoire.
As an homage to students’ future education, Winter also ordered banners from Pac 12 colleges that hang in the school’s multipurpose room.
Orientation for freshmen is Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at MHS.