From jammies to tie dye, Stress Less Week offers dress up days to promote mental wellness


TIME TO STRESS LESS. Kats Joined 4 Hope is encouraging students to stress less, Each day next week has a designated dress up day.

Projects are due. STAAR test are coming. UIL contests are approaching. Seniors are worried about walking rank. Finals are around the corner, and every teacher seems to be cramming six weeks of work in one week. 

The last week of April has been declared Stress Less Week. There will be a series of dress up days to help students and teachers find a little joy and relieve a little stress starting Monday, April 25.

On Monday, students can wake up and come to class in their pajamas. 

“I will just get to wake up and roll out of bed and go to school,” senior Jeffrey Ainsworth said. 

Called Mellow Monday, the day will be all about comfort.

“I am looking forward to jammie day,” sophomore Jo Murillo said.  “I love jammies. They are so comfy. 

 Tuesday Cruise Day will get students in summer mode with their vacation attire. 

“I think I will be more stressed closer to finals, but I will dress up next week,” junior Jolie Boyd said. “I think vacation day is the best. I am planning to wear my Hawaiian shirt.”

Inside out, backwards and mismatched clothes will be the theme for Wacky Wednesday. 

“I am most excited for Wacky Wednesday because I can wear a wild assortment of clothes and confuse everybody,” senior Lindsey Pipes said. 

Thursday’s theme will be Tie Dye Thursday, and on Friday the theme is Fan Friday. Wildkats will wear their favorite band on concert shirts.

“Friday will be my favorite day because we have an early release,” senior Santiago Lira Rendon said.

Students and teachers may not have realized they needed a break from the stress of the last few weeks of school. It is the hope that a little fun will improve the mental health of all Wildkats. 

“I think this is a good idea,” Pipes said. “There is some fun in the last few weeks of the most stressful year ever.”