It's everything from helping spruce up a local elementary school's outdoor classroom to showing school spirit and pride at a longstanding high school sports rivalry.

It's autumn and schools, students and staff are having fun with colorful spirit-themed days and special activities with plenty of spirit tossed in.

The season has spotlighted cleanup efforts at South Range Elementary School in Derry, Mack Plaque football fun with Pinkerton Academy and Londonderry High School and a "super hero" event at Grinnell Elementary, also in Derry.

In the weeks ahead, schools will be doing food drives to support those in need, hosting fun sporting activities and honoring students doing great things.

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