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.
Like most rules, the “no jeans” policy was implemented because people took advantage of their privilege.
It’s not always a thrilling experience to attend a new school. To ease the atmosphere between new students and families, freshman class advisor Mrs. Jessica Burns, Student Government Association (SGA) and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTO) hosted a freshman tailgate to welcome new students and a welcome tailgate for their families before last Friday’s football game as it was moved from September 15 because of Hurricane Irma.
Friday night’s 47-9 win over Miami Jackson High School Generals extended the No.3 ranked Patriots win streak to 21 games on the annual senior night. The annual senior night honors the seniors and their last season with the team, with signs, pictures and presents from parents and cheerleaders.
A different type of fundraiser finally returned to Heritage last week at the Spanish Honor Society’s (SHS) annual Zumbathon. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, students in the society and guests danced their hearts out to music both old and new, raising money to send Dora, a young Guatemalan girl, to school through Children’s International Fundraising.
An investment in our domestic tranquility and common defense will always pay itself back tenfold, so let us act now, before it becomes too late.
While the vast majority of students view the sneakers as teal and gray, there is still a percentage who see pink and white.
Official scores will be released in December. Until then, juniors must wait and see if their hard work paid off.