An all-school pep rally was held Monday morning to build excitement for Homecoming activities that continue throughout this week.
The day was designated Meme Monday, followed by Clone Tuesday, Decades Day Wednesday, Character Day Thursday and Panther Pride Day Friday.
Participation in the dress-up days earned points that are being added to the points earned for class games and lunchtime activities.
Monday also saw the return of capture the flag, which student council president Jenna Sutliff says was a big hit last year. The rousing game was held on the football field and pitted freshmen against sophomores, juniors against seniors. A pep rally and bonfire capped off the evening and built up enthusiasm for the home soccer and volleyball games on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the student council will be distributing Homecoming T-shirts in white, with green lettering, and urging students to wear them for "white outs" at the home soccer, softball and volleyball games.
On Friday, classes will end at 11:30 a.m. and Homecoming activities will hit high gear. There will be games, class chants, Uno and corn hole tournaments, and the always popular Zumba competition. During an assembly scheduled Friday afternoon, Gold Cards will be awarded to students who demonstrated academic proficiency on CMAS or PSAT tests. The gold ID cards give students discounts at sponsoring businesses in the community.
The cross-country team is hosting a meet at Sweitzer Lake State Park, and that evening the football team will face Aspen. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Halftime festivities include a marching band show, lighting of the "19" torch and presentation of the royalty.
A formal dance, with a Roaring '20s theme, is planned Saturday night to wrap up a full week of Homecoming festivities.