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Homecoming Celebrations Let the Good Times Roll

By Ryan McKinney

As Homecoming Week is right around the corner let’s see the numerous activities that Oak Hall’s Student Government Association (SGA) has organized for the student body this year. 

Beginning in the Upper School on Monday, Oct. 17 is “Deck the Halls” with the overall theme of “Let the Good Times Roll”. That will be held in the Upper School front foyer from 10 a.m. until noon. “Deck the Halls” allows the Upper School students to decorate the hallways of the Upper School with the designated grade level theme, this year being the suits of playing cards. Even though there is no school that day because it’s a Mental Health and Wellness Day, there is still an event planned for that night. The Powder Buff volleyball game will be held in the gym at 7 p.m. for the Upper School gentlemen with the ladies coaching, although everyone is free to come out and watch. Each male participant will receive a t-shirt coordinating with their class design, and those who opt to not participate in the game can still purchase a t-shirt. 

The designs for each grade are as follows:
Freshmen: Spades
Sophomores: Clubs
Juniors: Diamonds
Seniors: Hearts

Tuesday, Oct. 18 is Parent/Teacher Conference Day, thus allowing the students another day off of school! The Upper School ladies can participate in the “Under the Lights” Powder Puff football game at 7 p.m. at the stadium, which is an enormous change from past years when the game was played during lunch. Those who participate will each have t-shirts with their appropriate grade level design, and girls who do not participate may purchase a t- shirt as well. The designs for each grade level are the same listed above. 

On Wed. October 19th Upper School students will dress up to the according theme of “Decades Day”:

Freshmen, Class of 2026: Babies
Sophomores, Class of 2025: Tweens
Juniors, Class of 2024: Mid-life
Seniors, Class of 2023: Senior Citizens

Middle School students are allowed to dress up as their future profession, and the Lower School will be participating in “Tie Dye Day”. 

Following the themes, Upper School students will participate in the Dodgeball tournament held in the gym during lunch. Wednesday night our girls volleyball team will compete in the district tournament. 

Thursday, Oct. 20 is “Music Genre Day” for the Upper School students, where students can dress up as their favorite musician. The Middle and Lower schoolers can wear their favorite sports team attire to go with their theme of “Favorite Sports Team Day”. For the Upper School during lunchtime SGA will be hosting games of Capture the Card on the Stadium field. Teams will be separated by grade level for this. Lastly, the Volleyball District Championship Game will be held in the Oxborough Gym at 6 p.m. 

On the last school day of the week, all students will be on the pep rally schedule and participating in “Spirt Day” in representing the Eagles. The pep rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gym. Starting at 5 p.m. is the Homecoming Tailgate, which includes food, drinks, and fun! Make sure you register by Monday, Oct. 17 (please click here to register) This night will be action packed as our Eagle football team plays against crosstown rival St. Francis starting at 7 p.m. This is both Senior Night and Homecoming celebration game with senior night beginning around 6:30 p.m. The homecoming king and queen will also be announced at halftime

Lastly, the final Homecoming event is the dance for Upper School students, which will be held on Oct. 22 from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Touchdown Terrace with the theme “Let the Good Times Roll”.

Homecoming Week Activities…Saturday!!

If you would like a copy of any of the pictures, please e-mail calvarez@oakhall.org with the day of the week, category, column, and row (or, you can count which number the picture is from the first one of the category). We wish there was an easier way to tell us which picture(s) you would like, but currently, there isn’t. We apologize for any inconvenience. 🙁

Saturday night officially ended Homecoming Week, as Upper School students danced the night away at the Gainesville Women’s Club. The gentlemen looked dapper, while the ladies looked stunning!

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Homecoming week wrapped up on campus on Friday, Oct. 18, with the Homecoming parade, pep rally, Fall for the Arts celebration, football game, and everyone decked out in their spirit gear! Prior to the game, the football team of 1979, and coach John Clifford, were recognized, as they are the only team in Oak Hall history to win districts! During halftime, Emma Anderson and Collin Ponton were crowned Homecoming Queen and King. To top off a fantastic day, the Eagles were victorious on the field, defeating Rocky Bayou Christian 49-14.

Homecoming Parade:

Homecoming Pep Rally:

Fall for the Arts Tailgate:

Celebration of 1979 OHS Football Team:

Football Halftime:

Homecoming Football Game:

Photographs by Audrey Clark, Charlie Delatorre, Caitlyn Hood, Hamza Khuddes, and Lindsay Jenkins.

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Thursday, Oct. 17 brought with it an incredibly exciting dodgeball tournament, between the Upper School grades and teachers from all divisions that wanted to participate. For the second day in a row, the juniors were victorious, defeating the other grades, and the faculty team! One of the best highlights was Mr. Pickens, the lone faculty dodge baller, vs. three juniors. While Mr. Pickens got one of the juniors out, he was no match for the other two students.

On the other side of campus, the ECLC and Lower School celebrated Wacky Sock Thursday, and the Middle Schoolers went back in time with Throwback Thursday.

Tomorrow is the big spirit day! The Homecoming Parade starts at 1 p.m. in the Lower School parking lot, and goes to the Upper School circle. Right after is the all-school pep rally in the gym. Don’t forget the tailgate extravaganza known as Fall For The Arts Friday night from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.; with the varsity football team taking on Rocky Bayou Christian at 7 p.m. Go Eagles!

ECLC/Lower School Wacky Sock Day: