Our guide to a successful homecoming week


Homecoming week starts on Monday, Sept. 9, and we’re bringing you a simple break down of all the events coming up. This information comes directly from our student body president, Brintley Spencer and homecoming co-chairs MiKayla Ness and Hannah Fitzgerald.

The theme this year is Mardi Gras, centered around the week of grand carnivals and parades that take place in New Orleans each year. Mardi Gras theme entails “Green, purple, gold…plastered everywhere,” according StuGo president Brintley Spencer. Also note that although masks, a prominent symbol of Mardi Gras, will be included in many decorations, they are not allowed to be worn on campus.

Spirit week is back and starts on Monday, Sept. 9. Spirit day themes can be found on StuGo’s twitter page. Participating in spirit week is a fun and easy way to be involved in school. Spencer also mentioned that getting your friends involved and taking pictures makes spirit week even more exciting.

The Homecoming Carnival takes place after school on Wednesday, Sept. 11 and includes tons of fun-filled activities. Clubs will be out selling goods along with running games, the Puma Parent Organization will host their annual Taste of Perry event, and Ness mentioned “We have blow-ups, we’re gonna have a ride this time…it’s a great way to get the whole school actively involved”.

The Parade is a new installment that Student Body President Brintley Spencer, explains “[Is] a starting point for where we want to take it for the [coming] years”. Thursday morning during conference, students will line up along the bus line to watch. “There will be class floats and a spirit float” Spencer noted. She also explained, “Any clubs that are interested…can carry a banner [or] they can decorate a car”.

The Homecoming Game and Pep Rally both take place on Friday, Sept. 13 and are sure to be fun filled. Students will be asked to wear class colors (See StuGo Twitter). Come cheer on Perry in their game vs Sandra Day O’Connor High School and see who will be crowned homecoming royalty.

The Dance is on Saturday starting at 7 PM. Tickets cost $30 with an activity card, $35 in advance, and $40 at the door. According to Spencer “Your ticket pays for “The DJ, the decorations… small refreshments for everyone…games in the rest area…everything always goes back to the students”. Fitzgerald explained, “We really want people to feel like they’re in New Orleans…we’re gonna do a French Quarter, a voodoo room, and we’re gonna mix it up and do a giant party ”. The number one piece of advice from each of the interviewees is to get out there, dance and have a good time.