Homecoming 2009 09.16.09 Announcements Remarks As we cover what is planned, we are going to do our best to talk about the events in the order they are scheduled, so lets start off with Homecoming Games, the night of Sunday, Sept. 20th. You can register your teams in the Office. Registration will close on Friday, Sept. 18th. The price is $5 per person or $30.00 per team; there are six people per team. On Wednesday, Sept. 23st the Homecoming skits will be presented during Advisory. The skit forms are available in the Office or Mr. Chadwick’s room. Remember that the skits are to have 10 or more students and must have a dress rehearsal in front of the administration. Dress rehearsals will be at 3:30 in the Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 18th. I repeat: Dress rehearsals will be at 3:30 in the Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 18th. PowderPuff shirts have been ordered and the cost will be only $10 this year! We have the Senior Sumoz facing the Junior Jiu Jitsuz. The shirts look awesome so we encourage everyone to support the PowderPuff game by showing in your teams colors. They will be available for pick up Thursday morning. The Senior shirts are bright green with white lettering. On the front it will have a sumo wrestler drawn by one of our own DCG Classmates. On the sleeve it will have the Kanji word for Sumo. Junior shirts are electric blue with black lettering. The sleeve will have the Kanji word for Jiu Jitsu and on the front will have Judo’s signature hip toss. Both shirts will have their team name and PowderPuff 2009 on the front as well. Junior and Senior females are welcome to add a number and a name. And Junior and Senior Males can add a name. Freshman and Sophomores, your time will come, but for now you can only purchase the shirt – it is still a great DCG shirt for a low price. You can order your shirts today in the office, please bring the exact amount of $10. PowderPuff Shirt Sales will end this Friday. While on the topic of ordering, Homecoming Tickets will be available starting Monday next week and will be on sale through Friday. Purchase your tickets early for $5.00 and receive a two dollar discount from the $7.00 ticket price at the door. Purchasing tickets before the dance really helps us with knowing what numbers to expect. So if at a possible, please pre-purchase; if not we understand and tickets will be sold at the door. The form to register a guest from outside our building will be in the office and you can purchase tickets any day from now to the dance. We will have ticket sales set up in the commons during lunch starting next week. If you would like to order before next week, or outside of lunch, you can do so in the office. The PowderPuff game itself will be Thursday, Sept. 24th at 6:30pm. Admission is only $1 or a canned food donation for the local food pantry. Mr. Mangler is coaching the Seniors and Mr. Donahue is coaching the Juniors. Remember to stick around after the game for the Bonfire! It is going to be a great pre-Homecoming game tailgate with the grill going for some BBQ. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy! The cost of food at the Bonfire will be similar to that of the concession stand during a game. The next day, Friday, Sept. 25th – We will be showing off our artistic abilities with sidewalk chalk after the cookout. The best drawing will have its picture in the Mustang Monthly and our schools website. Freshmen and Sophomores will start at noon in the front of the building while the Junior and Seniors eat. At 12:30 we’ll switch and have the Juniors and Seniors draw between the back of the school and the stadium while the Freshmen and Sophomores eat. Students will be paying for their own lunches during the cookout. They will punch in their numbers and then proceed to eat. Advisors, we ask that you stay with your groups at all times. At 2pm we will have the Homecoming Parade. Remember that all school affiliated groups are encouraged to create floats. If you have not started yet and would like to please see your group advisor and get started today! At the end of the parade we will have our Homecoming Coronation and Pep Rally at the Community Center in Grimes. Cheer on your King and Queen, which you will vote for this Friday, Sept. 18th. (Starting on Main Street from South 2nd to the Community Center) Later that night we will recognize the Homecoming Court before the game at 7:15. The Official kick off vs. the Tigers will take place at 7:30; GO MUSTANGS! Celebrating the game will be our Homecoming Dance on Saturday from 8 to 11pm. If you would like to help us decorate please see Mr. Chadwick, we will be meeting up Saturday before noon at the school. We have put a lot of work into the dance this year and we think everyone will really enjoy it. There is going to be a live DJ, food, drinks, professional photographers, and some great activities that will make this like no Homecoming before! This dance is semi formal, which means appropriate clothing includes slacks with a polo, or a button down shirt with the option of a tie for the guys; and dresses for the girls. We will have at least one non- formal mixer that will follow a basketball game planned where jeans and t-shirts will be just fine. But this is Homecoming! And it is time to step it up. So dress up, take your date out to a nice dinner and come to the dance around 8. Remember guys, the girls will treat you to dinner later in the year when we hold our winter Sandi Hawkins dance. Don’t have a date, no problem! Come and meet your friends at the dance, you don’t want to miss out this year, it is going to be a really fun social event. So just to clarify, Formal is Prom with Gowns and Tuxes, semi- formal is Homecoming where you dress up nice, and non- formal, aka mixers, is causal clothes. We have finalized our Spirit Week Themes and are really excited about them. Monday is Chillin’ in Maui Day, a Hawaiian based theme with a special surprise from the student council in the morning. Tuesday is Blast from the Past: 80’s Day Wednesday is Steve Urkel Tribute Day, a nerd based theme so have fun and geek yourself out! Thursday is Bruise ‘Em! Day 9th: Blue 10th: Black 11th: Powder Puff Shirts 12th: Powder Puff Shirts And Friday is Tame the Tigers Day Show your school pride by wearing Mustang shirts, sweatshirts, or polos. Quick note about Thursday aka Bruise ‘Em! Day If you are a 9th or 10th grade whom has purchased a PowderPuff Shirt we encourage you to wear it on this day. If you are a 11th or 12th grader who has decided not to purchase a shirt we ask that juniors wear blue and seniors will black. We recently read an article about a Ninja Parade in Modesto, CA where the Parade was a success be due to the stealthness of Ninjas none were actually seen. After reading this we feel this would be an unfair advantage to the pirates so we have removed that theme from this years spirit week and replaced it with the “Chillin’ in Maui” theme which is going to provide an awesome opener for Monday that we think everyone will enjoy. Please remember that for any dress up day, the student handbook rules concerning dress code still apply. This Saturday we will be meeting in the evening to decorate the hallways for Homecoming week. We invite anyone willing to help draw and put up posters to join us. If you would like to help, please sign up with Mr. Chadwick. Thank you for listening and make it a great day DCG!