How to Make It “All Around the World” During Homecoming Week


Alaura Lopez (12) and Ellery Lane (11) support the football team at the homecoming parade (2016).

Anela Wright, Senior Reporter

Homecoming is not only a dance, but a week to show school spirit. Each day of Homecoming week, Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) will have dress up days, girls playing football, boys cheering them on and a very exciting football game. Here are the events to know about for the exciting week:

Saturday September 16:

Movie Night is at 8 p.m. STUCO will be showing “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” in the school parking lot.

Monday September 18:

Dress-Up Day Theme: ‘Merica Monday. Show pride of America by dressing up in as many variations of the American Flag as possible!

Powder Puff is at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school field. Powderpuff is a game of football but the girls play football and guys are the cheerleaders.

Tuesday September 19:

Dress-Up Day Theme: Tacky Tourist Tuesday. Hawaiian shirts with socks and sandals are the way to go.

Wednesday September 20:

Dress-Up Day Theme: Wanderer Wednesday. Dress up as someone who is wandering in the woods appreciating nature.

Thursday September 21:

Dress-Up Day Theme: Class Colors/Toga Day. Freshman dress in blue, Sophomores dress in black, Juniors dress in Pink, and Seniors dress in either purple or a Toga.

The Bonfire is at 8p.m. Come to the Upper Activity Area to watch the bonfire and hangout with friends.

Friday September 22:

Dress-Up Day Theme: Green and Gold Day.

The homecoming assembly will be full of crowd involvement, lots of fun games and a performance from the cheerleading team.

Homecoming Parade is at 1:30 in Downtown Manitou.

Homecoming Tailgate: Come at 4p.m. to get some food and help support the MSHS Cheer Team!

Homecoming Football Game: Come to support the MSHS Football Team playing against Englewood at 7 p.m.

Saturday September 23:

The Homecoming Dance is at 8 p.m. Come dance with the theme of Around the World. Tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $15. With VIP, early entry, free food and an exclusive VIP room is available!