Pacelli celebrating homecoming week

Published 9:06 am Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A wide range of festivities are planned for this week for Pacelli High School’s homecoming.

On Sunday, the sixth through 12th grade students decorated their halls for the annual hall decorating contest.

Monday was Comfy Cozy Day; today is Jersey Day; Wednesday is Class Color Day (12th, black, 11th, green, 10th, blue, ninth, white, eighth, purple, seventh, polka dots/stripes, sixth, orange); Thursday is Dress Up Day; and Friday will be School Spirit Day (green and white).

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On Wednesday the elementary students will meet the royalty when court members go classroom to classroom in full regalia. The high school students will meet the candidates that afternoon at the 2 p.m. assembly in the Pacelli gym. This assembly will showcase Homecoming Court with a musical introduction.

Wednesday also includes voting for queen and king. The coronation of the royalty will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pacelli auditorium. Emcees for this event will be Alex Brennan and Colton Scherer. Guest speaker will be Pacelli alum John Garry.

Following the coronation a sock hop for grades 6-12 will be held in the school gym until 10:30 p.m.

On Friday morning the Pacelli football players will visit the elementary classrooms. At 11:30 a.m. Pacelli students will enjoy a picnic in Todd Park. Students will then be bussed to Lyle for a pep rally in the Lyle gym at 1 p.m. followed by the homecoming parade at approximately 2 p.m.

The annual tradition of running the game ball from Austin to the Lyle football field will once again occur. The Pacelli cross-country team will deliver the football just prior to the homecoming game kickoff.

The Lyle/Pacelli Athletics will host the Mabel Canton Cougars in Lyle for the homecoming football game on Friday at 7 p.m.

Following the game there will be a homecoming dance in the Lyle High School gymnasium for all Lyle and Pacelli ninth through 12th grade students until midnight.