HS Teachers -- What's Homecoming Like?

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HS Teachers -- What's Homecoming Like?
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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 7:07pm
I'm just wondering if our school is an extreme or a norm? Next week is homecoming. Of course, we have the typical themed dress-up days, but we also have 3, yes 3, pep rallies. Then on Friday, we only have the 1st 3 periods for about 20 minutes each, a pep rally, and the kids spend the rest of the afternoon decorating their cars for the parade and tailgating. And every dress code standard is thrown to the wind for this week: hats, short skirts, etc. My HS didn't do all this (though we did have a dance), but I just wanted to know if this is fairly typical.
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Fri, 10-16-2009 - 8:48pm

I haven't been in HS for a while, but when I was student council sponsor we did the dress-up days, hall decorations, class banners and daily contests. We had a cook-out and community pep rally

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 10-22-2009 - 12:03pm

We are in homecoming week now, too. We have had the dress-up days this week and I'll say that I didn't see anyone go too far from dress code.


Tonight at 7pm is a bonfire w/ other activities like a dunking booth, etc.


Tomorrow is shortened blocks (by 10 minutes each) and a pep rally the last 30 minutes of school, a parade after school, faculty & staff tailgate dinner after the parade, football game at 7pm and dance at 9pm.


A full week but all the decorating of halls and for the parade

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 4:41pm

Way late jumping in on this but I co-sponsor student council and we are largely in charge of all homecoming festivities. We work with our Pep Club to theme the days of homecoming week. The only school rules students are allowed to break for the sake of that week (and occasional "fun" days) are wearing hats and sunglasses and having wildly colored hair. The hair dye must wash out but our administration has no problem with students doing it if they are participating and that has been something we've striven to get among our student body for years. Prime example: the Tuesday of homecoming week was Pink Day. Students wore pink outfits and accessories in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They dressed up to win prizes and contribute money to donate to a breast cancer research foundation. They did all this in memory of a former teacher and coach who lost her battle wit the disease last winter. Students who balked at spirit week in past years now participate with glee. We now even have faculty and staff who actually participate and show their support and spirit along with the student body.

I have no trouble with students "violating" rules for that week because they know it's something special; the administration agrees and the community in sum total supports it, too. Since we started allowing these minor bends during homecoming week, we've had our spirit week participation grow three-fold and it's brought back unity and spirit among the student body.


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Fri, 10-30-2009 - 6:15pm

We have assemblies every day (5), with a shortened schedule (45 min. vs. 60) and activites/competitions at each assembly.



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