School/district-related clothes are a big deal. Thinking back, while I was growing up, everything was in black, white, and gold. Those were my school colors. I think a lot of us as adults are partial to our alma maters' colors. I tend to go navy blue when given the choice, and that may or may not be PSU-related. I'm not sure. I've always liked dark blue.
In Alaska, my school's colors were blue and white. That was okay with me. The rival high school, across town, was red and white. They were the Warriors. The high school on my side of town was the Moose. The other school would say, "It's moose season!" My school would fire back, "Rather be dead than red!" The two ends of town were rivals (hey, kinda like East Dillon and West Dillon). The going trend these days is for each elementary school to have its own mascot, so my school was the glacier bears.
In Missouri, our colors were black and orange. We were tigers. Everyone, I swear, wore black and orange everyday. There was such an enormous amount of school spirit in that town. It was kind of nice. I owned no orange when I started there and now I have a few things, along with 3 district t-shirts. I wear those shirts a lot because I like them and I paid for them. When I saw one of those orange and black jackets walking around my new school in Colorado a few months ago, I had a twilight-zone-esque episode. I forgot what state I was in for a second.* Turns out, that teacher used to work at my school in Missouri. She was wearing her black and orange with pride.
Here, the colors are blue and gold, which is a pretty terrible color combination. I'm not sure how blue and yellow relates to being "the panthers". I'd actually like to start a petition to switch the colors, but that is neither here nor there. I own one school t-shirt. I wear it most Fridays. Yesterday, I wore my glacier bears jacket over it. Nothing wrong with that, right?
Also, I was out of jackets. All my other fall coats were being sanitized in the hot water of the washing machine, so I really had no choice.
Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease is going around my classroom. EVERYTHING is being sanitized this weekend.
*Confession: Sometimes I do forget where I live. Too many moves in too few years.