McNicholas’s Homecoming celebration began the week of September 16 with Spirit Week and will conclude with the football game on Sept. 20 and the dance on Sept. 21. This year’s theme, chosen by the Class of 2021, is Dancing Through the Decades. McNicholas kicked off the week with the annual bonfire on Sept. 14 following the men’s soccer game with s’mores and games.
Beginning with Sept. 16, students were allowed to participate in themed dress up days throughout the week that included 70s tie-dye, 80s Neon, 90s Grunge, Now & Beyond (college t-shirt day), and finally ending the week with extreme McNick spirit. Junior class president Ayden Bailey said, “It took a while to decide which themes to use for this year’s spirit week the themes needed to match up with the Homecoming theme. We based the themes off of the decades and the impressions they left rather than just having random themes every day.”
On Friday, in addition to the football team facing Purcell Marian, the annual Walk will be taking place after a morning pep rally. The pep rally will include the annual powderpuff game, dodgeball, tug-of-war, and relay races. The walk is 3.1 miles and again will not be a fundraiser, but instead as a way “to come together as a community, and show our school spirit,” said Homecoming moderator Jon Spurlock.
The Homecoming Dance will be held on September 21 from 8-11 p.m. in the main gym. Tickets will be on sale September 17-19 for $10 per ticket.