Homecoming Week: Sept. 26 – Oct. 1

Details on Spirit Days, Class Competitions, Athletics, and the Dance

BY AZLINE MAURAIS, STAFF WRITER

Starting on Monday, Sept. 26, Sanford High School will will celebrate Homecoming Week. We’ve got everything you need to know including spirit days, class competitions, athletic games and themes, and more!

Spirit Days

The Spirit Days are 9/26-9/30, each day everyone can dress up according to the theme of the day. 

  • Monday: Jersey Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday 
  • Thursday: Superheros Day (each grade has chosen a specific superhero)
  • Friday: Red & White Day; Pep Rally and Carnival

Varsity Athletic Events and Attire Themes

After school, there will be games everyday and each student section is encouraged to wear the theme of the night. 

  • Monday: Boy’s Soccer @ 6:00; Pink Out theme!
    • Before the game: HandStand Challenge, 2 students from each grade can participate
  • Tuesday: Girls Soccer @ 6:30; Neon theme!
    • Before the game: Hula Hoop Challenge, 10 students from each grade can participate
  • Wednesday: Volleyball @ 6:00; Frat Boy Attire theme
    • Between Periods: Crowd Cheers
  • Thursday: Field Hockey @ 6:00; Farmers and Flannels theme
    • Before the Game: Dizzy Bat, 4 students from each grade can participate
  • Friday: Football @ 7:00; Wear Red & White!
    • Before the Game: Human Tunnel @ 6:30
Image provided by Sanford Pep Club

Pep Rally and Carnival Details

Friday will follow a Tuesday/Thursday schedule and students will be dismissed at 12:50 by grade from their fourth block class to participate in the Pep Rally. Each grade will have its own student section in the Competition Gym. The Seniors will be dismissed separately to the practice gym for last-minute dance practice. 

After school students can make their way towards the Carnival on the JV Softball Field. 

Class Competitions: How Points Work

Throughout the week, each class will be scored on participation for all of the spirit days. The scores will be announced throughout the week and the highest score of 25 points will be awarded to the winning class. 

Every class designs a “Crash Through” for the football game and it should include school spirit and the individual class theme. It should include Spartan representation and all eight fall sports. Each Crash Through will be hung from the banisters in the Agora. The highest possible score is 80 points.

Every class will also have to design a 16×8 section of the Library windows and showcase the posters the classes have made. Each poster should include its homecoming theme and Spartan representation. The highest possible score is 40 points. 

During the Pep Rally, classes will be scored on participation, number and creativity of cheers, and attention. The maximum score is 50 points. 

Each day after school there is a varsity home game students are encouraged to attend. At each game, each class is separated into sections and the students are scored on participation, excitement, number and creativity of cheers, and attention to the games. The highest possible score is 40 points and scoring will be done by the Pep Club and Student Council advisors.

The winning class will be awarded points for the field games, 10 minutes prior to the start of Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, and Field Hockey games. 

On Friday after the Pep Rally, each grade must present their carnival booth, which must include the class theme and Spartan representation. Each class is graded on its booths, construction, creativity, and crowd involvement. The highest possible score is 100 points, and the winning grade is awarded $500. 

All scoring will be done by volunteer faculty and staff. 

The Homecoming Dance

The semi-formal dance takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $10 at the door and students must have their student IDs with them.

Happy Homecoming Week and go Spartans!

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