Letter to the Editor

Spirit Lake homecoming 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Homecoming 2018 is right around the corner, and the Student Advisory Council is excited to announce that this year's homecoming begins Monday, Oct. 1, and festivities will cease on Saturday, Oct. 6. The council has been discussing the themes, dress up days and activities that surround homecoming prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The theme for homecoming this year is "Road Trip." The high school dress up days revolving around this theme are as follows: Monday will be “Washington D.C.,” where students are welcome to wear their most patriotic attire. Tuesday is "Texas," which is essentially a country-western day. Wednesday will be "Colorado" in which students can dress up as hikers, skiers or anything else naturalistic. Thursday is "Hawaii," where students can dress up in their Hawaiian shirts or other types of tourist clothing. Friday will be the traditional "Spirit Day." Other than dress up days, there are many fun activities both old and new planned for this year's homecoming.

On Monday night, there will be a student-only bonfire at 8 p.m. All throughout the week, students will be participating in exciting spirit games, choreographing and teaching dances, writing class skits and creating themed hallway decorations.

Tuesday night, the volleyball team has a home game against Le Mars at 7 p.m., with boys powderpuff volleyball to follow. The cross country team also has a meet in Cherokee at 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday night is coronation night! We would love to see you there at 8 p.m. The grand marshal this year is Rev. Dr. Martin Lucin of Grace Lutheran Church, the scepter bearer is Emmett Lundgren, and the flower girl will be Casey Bruinsma.

Thursday night, the volleyball team will have their second game of the week in Estherville Lincoln Central. We would love to see as many community members as possible supporting our sports teams during this important week.

Friday is set for game day! Friday begins with pep assemblies involving the sports teams at the elementary and middle school. The home football game vs. Clarion-Goldfied-Dows will begin at 7 p.m. Immediately following the game, there is a high school dance until midnight. During the afternoon, the high school has spirit games. But most importantly, the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Commercial entries are invited to participate in the parade. If interested, please contact Karli Olsen prior to the week of homecoming in order to RSVP. She can be reached at 20KOlsen@spirit-lake.k12.ia.us or 712-339-5916. We hope to see you at the parade and all other festivities during homecoming week!

Thank you,

Jessie Longest

Junior Class Vice President Student Advisory Council