By Klava Caras
Homecoming week is traditionally the busiest week of the year at Moffat County High School and this year is no exception. Homecoming week is Sept. 26 through Oct. 4 and the week will be packed with fun activities.
This year's them is "A Star's Night Out." This year's week will give students a chance to show off their "stardom."
Every day of the spirit week pertains to the theme beginning with Late Night Movies Day on Monday. Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas or sweats to school. For evening entertainment, students can participate in Strobelight Volleyball and live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the MCHS gym. The cost is $2 per person for spectators, $1 per team member and sign-up sheets for teams are available in the office.
Tuesday is A Day in the West, where students can show off their cowboy hats, wranglers and other western wear. And, beginning at 4:30 p.m. MCHS volleyball will kick off against Steamboat.
Wednesday is Action Hero Day and students have the opportunity to dress as their favorite action hero. Although dressing up is always fun, students should remember that hats and masks are NOT allowed because of safety reasons and school rules.
Don't miss the annual Homecoming Pep Rally. The assembly will be during 7th hour Wednesday.
Thursday is Red Carpet Day and students' opportunity to dress for the Oscars. Semi-formal attire and glamour are encouraged. Thursday will also include the Coronation of homecoming royalty during 6th hour. Thursday night all students are welcome to attend the annual bonfire beginning at 8 p.m. and ending when the fire burns out.
Friday is the big day of the homecoming game. The theme for Friday, of course, is blue and white, and all students are encouraged to go crazy with their school colors. Hats will also be allowed on this day, as long as they go with the theme. Friday will include a special schedule for the day and all high school students will be released at noon. The parade will take place at 1:30 p.m., and it will get everyone ready for the big game that night. The homecoming football game against the Rifle Bears will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday's events will include MCHS soccer versus Battle Mountain beginning at 1 p.m. at Loudy-Simpson Park. MCHS volleyball will take place against Battle Mountain at the high school gym. And, of course, to end the week, there will be a Homecoming Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cost will be $8 per person. There will be refreshments served and there will be a royalty dance at 10:30 p.m. Pictures will be taken of those who wish, and envelopes will be available in the office.
Students are encouraged to have fun, but at the same time, they need to follow the dress code and school rules. The dress code includes restriction of clothing that promotes drugs and alcohol, clothing that shows the torso area, and clothing that doesn't cover mid-thigh or lower. Hats will be allowed only on western day, and blue and white day, as long as it pertains to the theme.
Homecoming this year is going to be a lot of fun and students are going to enjoy this week! A lot of thanks to those who helped with getting homecoming all set, and to the student council of MCHS. (Klava Caras is the MCHS junior class president.)