Let the party begin! Homecoming Spirit Week starts Oct 5


Kaitlyn Hankard

Show your school spirit by dressing up for homecoming week.

The school is abuzz with the talk of buying dresses, proposals, and the big game. With only a bit over a week left until homecoming, the excitement has rapidly been building up.

New students, and old, underclassmen, upperclassmen, and alumni alike are all looking forward to this eventful time of year. With homecoming just around the corner, there are some changes to the dance you should be aware of.

This year guest permission forms are available online. You can find them under the news section of the CHS homepage. The Senior Class Council will also be streamlining the procedure of selling tickets.

In addition, a larger variety of music is going to be incorporated this year, along with more color and theme-coordinated decorations.

Homecoming coming up also means it’s almost the Homecoming Week Class Wars (Oct 5-9). One point is awarded for each person who dresses up for a theme day.

Monday is ‘Merica Monday so be sure to show your patriotism by decking out in red white and blue.

The following day is Tacky Tourist Tuesday. Wear anything from a fanny pack and sandal socks to a souvenir t-shirt. Wednesday is Straight Outta Bed themed, so be sure to come in your school-appropriate pajamas (nothing too revealing!)

Doctors vs. Patients Day will be taking place Thursday. You get to pick: fake an injury or dress up as a doctor to assist the injured.

On Friday, all students should be wearing their class colors. Seniors wear white, juniors wear green, sophomores wear yellow and freshmen wear purple, not brown as previously stated, to keep the Mardi Gras theme.

Be sure that you are using #CHSClassWars on the photos you post to Twitter and Instagram of your spirit themed outfits. Also include your grade (#freshmen #sophomores #juniors #seniors). Each day ten spirit points will be awarded to the class who has the most unique outfits.

CHS publications like Periscope and Oracle will also be retweeting favorite photos so feel free to tag these organizations in your posts (@CHSPeriscope and @CHS_Oracle).

Another way to earn points in through attending the activities planned for homecoming week. 20 spirit points will be awarded for the grade with the most attendance and 10 spirit points will be awarded to the grade with the second most attendance at each event.

Wingin’ It! Is kicking off our homecoming activities Monday night from 7:00-8:30 in the Swartz Cafeteria. The entrance fee is $3 and you can buy wings and soda for only 50 cents each!

The Dodge Ball Tournament will be taking place on Tuesday night from 7:00-9:00 in the McGowan Gym. The entrance fee is $3. If you want to play, its not too late, waivers are available in the building offices and can be turned in any time before Tuesday at lunch. For each game your team wins you will receive 3 spirit points. The winning team gets 5 bonus points. Be sure to get creative with your team uniforms, because the best ones will get 10 spirit points.

Don’t miss the PowderPuff Football Game on Wednesday night in the stadium from 7:00-8:30, the game costs $3. The senior and freshmen girls will be taking on the junior and sophomore girls in flag football, while the guys are the cheerleaders. 3 spirit points will be awarded for each point scored in the game. During halftime the Quidditch Final will be taking place.

Also, each grade has a box where you can donate money to earn even more spirit points. 1 spirit point will be awarded for each dollar donated. Your donations will go towards free school-wide events such as Jumpstart and Springfest.

Keep in mind that if our school raises 2015 Spirit Points by Friday, we will earn a pep rally! So be sure to participate in the themed days, attend activities and donate to the Class Wars Fundraising.

And of course, the event everyone has been waiting for: the homecoming dance. This year’s homecoming is Mardi Gras-themed and will be taking place in the McGowan Gym from 7:00-10:00. Tickets are $9 and must be bought during lunch.

Capri Stiles, school librarian and head of senior class counsel says that students can expect the homecoming dance to be “a beautiful, fun and safe event where friends can have a great time in a magical atmosphere that will let them build memories of Carlisle High School that will last a lifetime.”