Around the world in 6 days

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Students dance to the music of last year’s 1940’s or “Grease” themed Odd Couples Ball. Another big dance is Homecoming will take place on Saturday October 4 with the theme “Around the World.” The tickets for homecoming are15 dollars and are sold at lunch.

Madeline Schramm, staff writer

Grab your tickets and prepare your outfits, because the first school dance is coming soon.

Homecoming is just around the corner, and everyone from the clubs to the students are preparing for the festivities.

Principal Douglas Mader said, “My favorite part of homecoming is the spirit it brings to the building.”

To match the Around the World theme, clubs, sports, and other extracurricular will be preparing their entries with a theme from a certain country.

As always, the Student Council is in charge of the event. The council’s responsibilities for running  Homecoming include choosing a theme for the dance, themes for each day in Spirit Week, and organizing the parade.

Other obligations are running lunch activities for Spirit Week, giving prizes to students who participate, and running the spirit chain fundraiser that benefits Operation Give Back.The council also plans and facilitates the activities and participants for the Pep Rally.

More of the Student Council’s school duties include planning and running the Homecoming parade, tailgate, and the dance, which includes choosing a theme, a DJ, decorating the party, clean-up, advertising, working with the Homecoming Court, and selling tickets.

Finally, the council is responsible for organizing the halftime coronations at the Homecoming game.

Last week, each grade level voted for a male and female to represent them in homecoming court, and two teachers for homecoming king and queen. The top four for each grade level were posted in the commons on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Spirit Week has already begun, kicking off on Monday, Sept. 28 with Tye Dye Day. Tuesday, Sept. 29 was Twin Day, where pairs of friends got together and dressed alike.

Junior Margaret Busch said “I think my favorite part of homecoming is spirit week. I love seeing everyone dressed up.”

Wednesday, Sept. 30 is College Day, Thursday, Oct. 1 is Around the World or America Day, and Friday, Oct. 2 will be Sycamore Day.

The Homecoming Parade will be at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday on Shelly Lane. The homecoming game is at 7:30 and the dance will be held at 8:30 on Saturday.

Come for a lively night filled with school spirit, music, and friends. Tickets are 15 dollars and will be sold during lunch on Wednesday Sept. 30 to Friday Oct. 2.
Sophomore Lexie Vanjohnson said “My favorite part of homecoming is probably getting there and seeing all my friends.”