Spartan Day – a unique year-end sendoff


Brandon Amaya

Spartan Day was created in 2012 as a last day, celebration for students to come together, pick up yearbooks and enjoy signing, and have some fun inside and outside.

Brandon Amaya, Staff Writer

Imagine a day at the end of the year with no classes, no tests, no quizzes and no projects.

Well, that describes Spartan Day.

Spartan Day is the day where all students of Community School of Davidson hang out with friends, eat pizza and get their yearbooks signed on technically the last day of classes. 

By way of history, Spartan Day first started back in 2012 as a day to celebrate students for all their hard work throughout the year. Ms. Joy Warner, the school’s founder and former executive director, proposed the idea to her staff and everybody loved it. So now, every year, CSD has its annual Spartan Day.

The day’s schedule is fast moving. The day starts with students going to each of their regular classes but for only 15 minutes. It is the time to say goodbye, reminisce and look back on nine months of learning.

Yearbooks then take over the commons. The CSD yearbook, nicknamed The Shield, is different from many other high school yearbooks because The Shield includes every grade from kindergarten through 12th. 

The seniors are the first ones to see it as it is unveiled during senior breakfast. Then underclassmen, middle schoolers and elementary school students receive theirs. 

The theme of the yearbook is kept secret until Spartan Day. 

Then it’s time for activities. In 2022, Spartan Day had an inflatable obstacle course and inflatable jousting pen but this year things will be a little different.

This year’s activities include giant jenga, cornhole on the patio, spikeball on Learning Street, table tennis, magnetic poetry, photo booth in arts commons and theater games in the main black box theater.

The main gymnasium is packed throughout the day. There is a 3-pt shooting contest where anyone can participate and a volleyball tournament, too. And in this round robin rally scoring format, where teams were selected during the prior week, winners advance.

And at the end of the day there is the annual powder puff game between juniors and seniors. It is held on the back grass field of the school. Hopefully, this year the weather will be a bit better than last year, because last year the game took place partly took place in the rain.

All in all Spartan Day is a great day to kick off the summer and wrap up the year in great fashion, have fun with all your friends one last time and say goodbye to the building until the next school year.

The schedule for Spartan Day 2023 includes a full day of end of year, academics, food, games, and lots of fun. (Brandon Amaya)


For the first time ever, Spartan Day’s schedule included live music. (CSD journalism class photo)


During halftime of the Powderpuff game between juniors and seniors, teachers broke out in a flash mob dance to “Party in the USA.” (CSD journalism class photo)