The St. Paul’s School Homecoming dance for the sophomore, junior, and senior students will be held on Oct. 12, 2013. This event was moved from it’s traditional day-after-homecoming date to accommodate Jazz ‘N Roll, one of St. Paul’s largest annual fundraisers, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, during Homecoming Week.
“Personally, the dance being moved doesn’t affect me that much,” noted junior Brian Harrell, who echoed the sentiments of most students.
Homecoming Week, also dubbed “Spirit Week” by some students, is an annual week filled with pep rallies, special dress days, and a football game on Friday that is traditionally followed by a senior high dance on Saturday. 2013 Homecoming Week will be held on the days of Sept. 30 – Oct.4, 2013.
During the 2012-2013 Spirit Week, the special dress days included: Crazy Hat Day, Twin Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Day, College Day, and Blue & Gold Day. Many students took part in dressing up for these themed days. SPS Student Council will announce the special dress criteria for this year’s festivities as Homecoming Week approaches.
Since Jazz ‘N Roll was moved to Oct. 5 due to scheduling conflicts, the 2013 Homecoming dance will not be held during the Saturday of Homecoming week. Most students did not seem to be affected whatsoever by the rescheduling of the dance. Special dress days and all other Homecoming events will still be held during Homecoming Week, as usual.
Homecoming is an event dedicated to celebrating the return of St. Paul’s alumni to St. Paul’s. Class reunions and other events will be held on campus for these alumni during Homecoming Week.
The Homecoming football game to be held on Oct. 4 will be played in Hunter Stadium against Hammond High School.
Students interested in attending the annual Homecoming dance are encouraged to listen to school announcements for information and to fill out the required forms for admittance to the dance.