The haunted halls of the 9100 building and student’s cars parked in Lot 3 were decked out in this year’s spookiest decorations as students and teachers welcomed young children to the National Honor Society’s (NHS) annual Trunk-or-Treat fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lower School and Upper School both participated in the event to support this year’s causes: Angel Tree and Project Alive.
Students and faculty showed their school spirit by sporting school colors, black and gold on “Battleship Black and Gold Day.” Dressed in gold and black tops, pants, shorts, overalls, and leggings, Patriots accessorized with war paint, bandanas, headbands, shoes, gold jewelry, beads, and even a few tutus.
Homecoming King and Queen weren’t the only ones crowned after tonight’s game, as the Patriots’ 44-0 win against the Hallandale High School Chargers marked them District 5A champions for the second consecutive year.
Senior running back Anthony Schwartz scored the first touchdown of the night after catching a 46-yard pass by quarterback Cam Smith. After a second 1-yard touchdown by Smith, coupled with a 2-point safety and two successful PATs by senior kicker Jared Elstein, the Patriots clear first quarter 16-0.
Students embraced their inner nerdiness on “Cranium Nerd Day.” Many wore suspenders, nerdy glasses, pigtails and bow ties. Some students also wore their school uniforms and accessorized with nerdy apparel such as suspenders and nerdy glasses as well.
The Nestle Toll House Cafe is the perfect place to satisfy a sweet tooth.
With a final score of 7-0, the senior girls defeated the juniors to win Powderpuff, reclaiming their crown after two long years.
Students wore their class shirts on Homecoming dress-up day three “Scrabble Class Colors Day.”
Students wore their favorite sports jerseys on Homecoming dress-up day two. Those participating were allowed to wear a sports jersey or t-shirt with leggings or uniform shorts. Many students supported college and NFL football teams, baseball teams and soccer teams from across the globe.
Today’s homecoming movie night in the gym attracted large numbers of students, ranging from seventh graders to upper school seniors. Students sprawled out on blankets with their friends, some using their backpacks as pillows. Since it was a movie event, the concession stand remained packed before the movie began, serving pizza, ice cream, sodas and other snacks. While the event itself was free, all proceeds from the concessions went to Project Alive.
Students kicked off Homecoming week by wearing their coziest pajamas for “Candyland/Sweet Dreams Pajama Day.” Many students and teachers participated and wore onesies, pajama sets or just t-shirts and sweatpants. The theme of this year’s homecoming dance and dress-up week is based around games – both traditional board games and newer, digital apps.