It’s Homecoming Week!

By Ryan McKinney

Oak Hall’s Upper School Student Government Association (SGA) has planned out all the activities and events happening this week for homecoming. This year’s homecoming week is Oct. 10 through Oct. 16 and includes dress up days for all divisions. 

On Sunday, Upper School students came to campus to “Deck the Halls” in the overall theme “Hollywood at the Hall”. 

On Monday, Oct. 11, the theme for the Upper School and Middle school is “Country vs. Country Club” which has students dressing up as one of the two themes country or country club, while the Lower School is participating in “Silly Sock Day”. At lunch, Upper School students will battle it out in the gym as they play dodgeball. Upper School students can choose their favorite cartoon character for Tuesday, while the Middle School students participate in “Decades Day” (sixth grade: babies; seventh grade: midlife; eighth grade: senior citizens) and the Lower School has “Tie Dye Tuesday”. The cartoon character theme carries over during lunch for the Upper School, as the Homecoming Court members will be slimed at the softball field. 

The Upper School theme for Wednesday, Oct. 13 is “Decades Day” where each class will dress as a different generation:

Freshmen, Class of 2025: Babies/Toddlers
Sophomores, Class of 2024: Tweens 
Juniors, Class of 2023: Mid-Life
Seniors, Class of 2022: Senior Citizens

On that same Wednesday the Middle School will be dressing as pairs of twins, while the Lower School will be participating in “Crazy Hat Day”. The Upper School boys will take to the volleyball courts in the gym during lunch to participate in Powder Buff; boys from each grade play volleyball and are coached by the girls volleyball team athletes. 

Thursday’s theme for the Upper School is class color day where each class is assigned a color: 

Freshmen, Class of 2025: White
Sophomores, Class of 2024: Grey
Juniors, Class of 2023: Gold
Seniors, Class of 2022: Red

The Middle School will be dressing as tropical or tacky tourists, while the Lower School students will be wearing their favorite players jersey as it is “Favorite Sports Team Jersey Day”. The Upper School ladies will show off their football skills during the annual Powder Puff football game during lunch at the stadium. Later that night, the JV and Varsity volleyball teams play St. Francis at 5:15 and 6:30 in the gym. This volleyball game is Senior Night and festivities begin at 6:15. 

On Friday, the theme for all divisions is “Spirit Day” where students, faculty, and staff wear their best Oak Hall attire. During this Friday we will be on a special Homecoming bell schedule, as the Homecoming parade begins at 1:45. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Students will be dismissed from school after the Pep Rally which will be held after the parade at the stadium. There will be a Homecoming tailgate from 5-7 p.m. with the varsity football team plays at 7 p.m. At halftime, the Homecoming court will be presented, and the King and Queen will be crowned. 

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Upper School students can let loose at the Homecoming dance from 7 – 10:30 p.m. Friendly reminder: no student will be allowed into the dance after 7:45 p.m.