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Homecoming Week starts Monday

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Sep 22, 2017
Photo by: LEDGER ARCHIVE PHOTO Fairfield’s Homecoming parade starts at 2 p.m. next Friday from the high school to the square. Pictured is the drama and speech team’s float from 2016.

Fairfield High School will celebrate Homecoming all next week. The varsity football game is at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Oskaloosa, and there will be plenty of things to do before then.

Each day has a different dress-up theme. All schools in the district will observe the same dress-up days. Here is the schedule:

 

Monday

Dress-up theme: America Monday

King and Queen assembly at 1 p.m. in the gym. The Homecoming Court will be announced at this time. Voting for the king and queen will take place during sixth hour. This year, voting will be done electronically.

The girls’ swim team will travel to Tipton for a meet at 5 p.m.

The junior varsity football team will play Washington on the road at 6 p.m.

Construction on the parade floats will begin this day and last until 9:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday

Dress-up theme: Favorite television or movie character

The cross-country team travels to Washington for a meet at 4:30 p.m.

The volleyball team goes to Mt. Pleasant. Freshmen and junior varsity teams play at 5:45 p.m. Varsity plays at 7 p.m.

Float construction lasts until 9:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

Dress-up theme: Mismatch Day, mixing colors, prints, textures or lengths

School will be dismissed early at 2 p.m., which is also when the boys’ volleyball game starts.

Float construction lasts until 9:30 p.m.

 

Thursday

Dress-up theme: Favorite holiday

The pep rally begins at 6:30 p.m. at Trojan Stadium. The rally features a performance by FHS cheerleaders and the powder puff football games between girls divided by class.

Last year’s king and queen, Michael Fritz and Anuja Pharasi, will crown this year’s king and queen at 8 p.m.

Head football coach Matt Jones will give the pep talk, followed by fireworks.

 

Friday

Dress-up theme: Orange and Black Spirit Day

Students will be dismissed at 1:45 p.m. for the 2 p.m. parade. The parade will proceed from the high school west on Broadway Avenue as always. FHS English teacher Fred Hucke will be the master of ceremonies at the Central Park rally following the parade.

The FHS cheerleaders will perform a routine, then the band will perform the school fight song. Ellie Baker will announce the candy contest and baby picture winners. The winning float will be announced as well. Fairfield Middle School teacher Cory Klehm will give the pep talk.

After the central park rally, the student council will decorate the FHS Commons for the dance until 5:30 p.m.

The freshman football team plays at 5 p.m. that night, followed by the varsity at 7:30 p.m.

The Homecoming dance is from 9 p.m. until midnight at the high school. Student council will clean up after the dance.

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