Students, families, alumni and community members are invited to take part in Woodland High School’s “Home Sweet Homecoming” event this year on Friday, Oct. 7.
During the celebration, people can tour the facilities and celebrate during the Homecoming game on Friday night.
This year’s festivities will include old traditions but will also introduce new offerings to enhance school spirit and make the community feel welcome.
“We have a new football coach and many community members who have never visited the new high school,” Shari Conditt, a teacher and organizer of the event, stated in a news release. “We want to bring the community back to school to celebrate with us.”
This year’s celebration intends to bring people into the school as they demonstrate the building’s state-of-the-art features to the wider community.
“This fantastic facility represents the Woodland community’s ongoing dedication to supporting their kids and ensuring students receive high-quality education,” Conditt stated in the release. “Our taxpayers deserve to see how the district dedicates itself to acting as responsible stewards of community funds by extending quality and value as far as possible.”
The event will start with community tours of the new Woodland High School building from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The tours will be led by members of the high school’s cross country and dance teams.
Community members are not required to RSVP. Participants can also meet the members of this year’s Homecoming Court and take photos with the current princesses from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Homecoming game will then start at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7.
Alumni are also encouraged to participate.
“We want to acknowledge our amazing graduates from over the years and celebrate their accomplishments,” Conditt stated in the release. “Even after graduating from Woodland, our alumni remain a key part of our success in providing an outstanding education for our students by offering their ongoing support.”
Festivities for students began on Sept. 26 with a door decoration contest, stated the release. The following week, students can partake in spirit dress-up days.
“We wanted to start a number of new traditions around Homecoming this year, and a key part was to invite all students in all of Woodland’s schools, not just the high school, to participate in some of the celebrations,” Conditt stated in the release. “By including all grades in high school celebrations, we hope to inspire younger students to keep their eye on the end goal of their academic careers — graduation from high school.”
The Timber Court is another new tradition to this year’s event. The court will recognize different clubs and organizations throughout the school. Representatives from each club will be chosen to embody the spirit of the school.
“We want to honor our students and show the Woodland community who we are, including bringing them back into the school,” Conditt stated in the release. “Our students are so dynamic and their experiences are rich and varied. We want to give the community a chance to see it for themselves.”
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