After an exciting Homecoming week, things have settled back into the normal business of school and co-curriculars. As we enjoy the start of sweater weather and fall leaves, let’s recap last week’s events.
Each day of Homecoming week gave students plenty of reasons to dress up. Some of the funniest (and comfiest) were Pajama Day and Generation Day where Freshman were babies, Sophomores were toddlers, Juniors were adults, and Seniors were senior citizens. Even Faculty got in on the fun dressed as teenagers and took plenty of selfies throughout the day. Students in adult-sized onesies were common on both days, and the footie pj’s have somehow become a normal item for high school students to have in their dresser drawers.
For the last half hour or so of each day, students gathered in the gym for lively class competitions in volleyball, soccer, dodgeball, and tug-of-war. Points were awarded to the winning class each day for having the most students participation and for their rank in the afternoon activity. When totals came in, the Senior class emerged the winner! Friday’s school day ended with a Pep Fest and got students pumped up for the evening football game.
Then students were off to prepare for the parade. International students changed into traditional clothes from their home countries, royalty donned their crowns and sashes, and students showed off their face paint and new SCL beanies. Students were shuttled down to Thompson Oaks Golf Course, which served as the starting location for the parade. With local police stopping traffic and ready to go, students set off up Oakdale Ave. and walked the mile back to school. The marching band set the upbeat mood and were followed by international students (and a panda!), student clubs and organizations, the middle school students, and each high school grade with beautifully painted class banners. The royalty followed their classes while sitting in style on boats on trailers, the perfect picture of this year’s Homecoming theme “Sailing to Success.”
That night, over 100 alumni from 1964-2016 classes attended the football game, and some even relived their glory days by playing with the pep band. Students in Pre-K through Grade 8 from our Association grade schools participated in the halftime Kick, Pass, Spike competition, where they kicked a soccer ball, passed a football, and spiked a volleyball for distance. It was exciting to have so many former, current, and future Crusaders in one place.
To cap off a great week, the SCL Crusader football team sailed to success over the Fridley Tigers 41-6.
Check out our Facebook page for pictures from Homecoming Week 2016.