Many students and staff of High School West may be wondering, “When is Homecoming? Why did High School East already have their Homecoming? Why was our Homecoming moved to late October?” Well, don’t you fret! Here are the answers to your questions.
“Homecoming was moved because of the conflicting schedule with the SAT’s/ACT’s,” says Student Executive Council advisor, Mrs. Alexander.
Homecoming, originally scheduled for the weekend of October 5 was moved to the weekend of October 25, primarily due to the SAT’s. There are many more students taking the SAT I & II’s on October 6, who would not have been able to participate in the homecoming parade, than students taking the ACT on October 26. But don’t worry. For students taking the ACT, there will be plenty of time to finish the exam and come on over to Hills West to march in the parade. By moving the date, more students will have the opportunity to partake in the festivities of homecoming.
When asked about her view on the change of dates, Hills West Wranglerette, Sam Spiesman responded, “I think it is better to have homecoming later in the month, because it is our first performance of the school year. It allows us more time to practice and perfect our routines before we perform for the whole school.”
Fellow student, Maxine Fenner says, “Personally, I don’t think it really matters when homecoming is, because it will still be fun either way. Just as long as we have one.”
Moving the date allows us to make this Homecoming bigger and better than ever. Therefore, don’t forget to get involved with your grade’s banner, float, and skit! Join High School West on the weekend of October 25 and 26 during the times listed below, and don’t forget your school spirit!
Here is the schedule for homecoming weekend:
Friday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. – Pep rally in the Gym at High School West
Saturday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. – Homecoming Parade starting from Signal Hill Elementary to High School West
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game at High School West