Color Day 2020

The tradition lives on — online! 

Penn Charter celebrated the 127th Color Day, virtually. This friendly competition has been part of the Penn Charter normal since Isaac Porter, PC physical education and art teacher, conceived of the Blue vs. Yellow challenge in the 1890s.  

Our current-day Physical Education department led the design of a virtual Color Day. Teachers encouraged Spirit Weeks in Lower and Middle School, complete with exercises and challenges students could do at home. Upper School students gathered by grade on Google Meet for workouts and fun, staged competitions.

And on Friday, May 22, 2020, the PC community gathered on this website, on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @penncharter and @penncharteropc to celebrate Color Day and experience the joy this day brings to Penn Charter, even in these toughest of times.

There were no losers, no winners. The 127th Color Day was preordained a tie.

Go Blue! Go Yellow!

Friday Schedule of Video Premieres*

Pre-game Show: Fifth Grade Egg Drop and Faculty Warm Up Promo

1:00 p.m. - Messages from Color Day Captains

1:15 p.m. - Opening Ceremonies

1:30 p.m. - Lower School

1:45 p.m. - Middle School

2:00 p.m. - Faculty Competition

2:30 p.m. - Upper School

3:00 p.m. - Senior Rope Pull and Closing Message

*Find the all videos here, and also on

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Senior Rope Pull: New Extended Cut!

The Senior Rope Pull and Closing Remarks

Upper School Competitions for 9, 10 and 11

Teachers Try Color Day Relay Races

Wanting to do more than cheer from the sidelines, PC teachers tested their skill in Color Day-inspired relay races. That it was a drizzly day in February when they raced shows their commitment to the cause. Go Penn Charter!

Middle School Long Jump Competition

Middle School students on the blue and yellow teams measured and recorded their long jumps. Which team will win? 

Lower School Challenges Part Two

Lower School Gets Active for Color Day!

Opening Ceremonies for Color Day 2020

A Message from Blue and Yellow Color Day Captains

Modern Color Day

Historic Color Day



    Color Day Snaps

    Go Blue! Go Yellow! Enjoy the recent Color Day images in Flickr.


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