Homecoming Week 2018 Schedule and Guidelines

Homecoming 2018 Schedule and Guidelines
2018 Homecoming

HOMECOMING 2018-2019

 

Areas of Competition:            1.   Floats

2.      Can food drive

3.      Penny Drop (going to Veteran’s Day Program)

4.      Finding D’s

5.      Boy Cheerleaders

6.      “Southside Queen”

7.      Dress-Up Days

8.      Co-ed Volleyball

9.      Girls’ Dodgeball

10.  Scavenger hunts

 

All areas of competition will be based on a 4-point scale:

                                    1st place ………………………4 points

                                    2nd place………………………3 points

                                    3rd place……………………….2 points

                                    4th place……………………….1 point

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

            As stated in the student handbook, alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.  Any class working or practicing on the school campus MUST have a sponsor with them at all times.  Practices away from the school property do not require a school sponsor, however, sponsors are encouraged.  The student handbook answers most questions concerning behavior.  Should there be a problem with any student; Mrs. Stapler will have the final authority.  Teachers have to sign up for keeping kids in their room who don’t go to the ballgame or watching students in the gym. 

 

 

Blood Drive (Monday and Thursday) 7:30 until 3:00.

We are going to be participating in the blood drive for two days, so more people will be able to give and students won’t be waiting so long to give. This should help get students back to class in a timely manner.  Anyone participating in Thursday’s events will need to sign up for Monday.  SGA officers and representatives will be at the gym helping.  We will hand out bonus cards for any teachers who choose to give bonus points for those who give blood or for those whose relatives give blood in their name.

 

Can Food Drive

Competition can food drive between the classes.  All food will be counted by Thursday after lunch. Cans only.

 

Penny Drop

The object of the penny drop is to collect as many pennies as you can for your class.  Any silver or paper money deducts that many pennies from your number of pennies.  Example:  100 pennies gets removed from your total if another class puts a $1.00 bill in your penny drop box.  All monies raised will go to the Veteran’s Day Program. 10 penny bonus if put in a penny roll

 

Hiding of the D’s

 

            Each class will have their own D.  Seniors-red, Juniors-white, Sophomores-black, and Freshmen-blue.  The sophomores will hide the senior’s D, the seniors will hide the sophomore’s D.  The freshmen will hide the junior’s D, and the juniors will hide the freshmen’s D.  All students are allowed to search for the D’s.  No student will be allowed out of class to search for D’s.  Student aides will not be permitted to look for D’s during their aide period.  Any D found during class time will be disqualified.  All D’s MUST be hidden on the high school campus.  Only students that are in grades 9-12 are eligible to look for and find the Ds.  Parents and siblings that are not in the high school cannot look for D’s.  No one except DHS students will be allowed to look for D’s.

There is also a “Golden D” that all students may hunt for.  This D may be hidden within the city limits of Douglas.  All D’s should be hidden in a safe place.  Do not hide a D on top of buildings or other areas that could be dangerous to retrieve.

 

                                                                                    Scoring for the D’s is:

                        Class turns in its own D                      = 10 points

                        Class turns in another class’s D          =   5 points

                        Class turns in Golden D                      = 15 points

 

            All D’s must be turned in by their sponsor to Mrs. Thurman immediately after it is found.  No exceptions.  All D’s must be hidden by 7:30 Monday morning.  Clues will be read over the morning announcements each morning of homecoming week. Sponsors are responsible for supplying the clues each day to Mrs. Thurman for the announcements.

 

                                                     Boy Cheerleaders

  

            The cheerleader squad can have no more than 12 members.  All class yells must be in good taste.  Dangerous stunts are not allowed.  Cheerleaders will be judged on dress, routine creativity, crowd participation, and cheers.  Boy cheerleaders must do their cheerleader act in front of the sponsors and if they deviate in any way they will be disqualified from ALL AREAS of competition.  Time limit of no more than 3 minutes.

 

The Southside Queen

 

            There will be one contestant from each class.  The queen must be a boy and must be escorted by a girl dressed up as a boy.  The queen will be judged on creativity, ugliness, humor, and presentation.  The queen/king MUST be original.  NO POP CULTURE!!  The queen and its escort can ride in the parade and a suitable vehicle should be found.  The Queens will be judged prior to the Boys Volleyball game.  Any needed props will need to be approved by Mrs. Thurman or basketball coaches.  We need to protect our gym floor as much as possible.  Points will be subtracted by the judges for vulgar gestures.  No props are permitted that will damage the gym floor.  If you have any questions about this contact Coach Self or Coach Howard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress-up Days

 

            There will be a different dress-up theme in effect each day of homecoming week.  The percentage of participation per class will be used to determine the winner and rankings in this competition.  Count will be taken each day during break.  If you wish to be counted, go to the front of the gym, where the student council officers will take the official count.  In order to be counted, clothing, hair, and accessories must be worn. 

You must have three parts to your outfit Monday-Thursday (three parts of your costume that makes up your meme, three holiday items for Holiday day, etc.).

              

Monday           Meme Monday – Dress as your favorite meme or vine

Tuesday           Holiday Day – Dress up in your favorite holiday gear (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.)

Wednesday     Red Carpet Day – Dress in your best red carpet fashion OR dress up like a

                        celebrity

Thursday         Heroes Vs. Villains Day – Dress as your favorite hero or villain

Friday              Homecoming T-shirt Day – Homecoming shirt from this year

 

Girls’ Dodgeball

 

A list of boy dodgeball players and a copy of their proof of insurance (copy of their insurance card) must be given to their class sponsor prior to the game day. Proof of insurance is simply a copy of their insurance.  Mrs. Baugh is NOT allowed to do this.  This must be done by the sponsor in charge of volleyball.  We will not take parent phone calls.  Sponsors after you have collected them all send them to Mrs. Thurman.  No one will be allowed to play without proof of insurance. 

 

Co-ed Volleyball

 

            A list of volleyball players and a copy of their proof of insurance (copy of their insurance card) must be given to their class sponsor prior to the game day. Proof of insurance is simply a copy of their insurance.  Mrs. Baugh is NOT allowed to do this.  This must be done by the sponsor in charge of volleyball.  We will not take parent phone calls.  Sponsors after you have collected them all send them to Mrs. Thurman.  No one will be allowed to play without proof of insurance.  The rules are as follows:  Six players will play at a given time (only one volleyball player from the school team at a time), but substitutions will be allowed.  Matches will last a maximum of 10 minutes or until a team reaches 15 points.  Winners must win by two points.  A team must have the serve before they can be awarded a point.  Players must hit the ball only three times in attempt to propel the ball over the net.  Players cannot touch the net.  The ball must land within the boundaries of the court.  The first game will be between the freshmen and the juniors.  The second game will be between the seniors and the sophomores.  The two defeated teams will play for 3rd and 4th place.  The two winners will play for 1st and 2nd place.

 

Scavenger Hunt

 

We will call once every period for a particular item.  Students will be instructed to find a particular teacher each period.  Students will take that item and find that teacher.  The first class to the teacher with the item will get 4 points, second class to the teacher gets 3 points and so on.  At the end of the day the seven scavenger hunts will be calculated and points will be awarded. 

 

 

 

Bon Fire

 

            The bon fire will be held at 7:30.   The location of the bonfire will be behind the football field in the grassy parking lot.  If crossing Highway 75 is necessary, please use the cross walk.  The Douglas Volunteer Fire Department will be there to ensure a safe, harm free celebration.  Due to the dry conditions, it may be necessary to wet down the area before the bon fire starts.  If a no burn order exists, the bon fire will be cancelled. In the event the bonfire gets cancelled the pep rally will be on Friday morning at 10:00.

 

 

Sponsors are encouraged to participate and make this the best homecoming ever.    Let’s all share the load!  If we all participate, then it will not work us to death.  The floats will be built at individual homes (per grade) and will be required to be at the water board by 1:00 Friday for judging. The parade will start at 2:15 from the Douglas Water Board and will travel down Bethlehem Road going toward Hwy. 75.  We will be entering Hwy. 75 and will travel down Hwy. 75 and turn right at the first entrance to Stadium Circle.  All entries will end in the grassy parking lot to the right.  The floats will end at the field house.  Our line up will begin on Bethlehem Road in front of the Douglas Water Board at 1:00.  All entries in the parade must be lined up by 1:45. Each class will have to have a parent to volunteer to drive a vehicle to pull the float.  No sponsors can drive any vehicles in the parade.  Parents only. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floats

Homecoming 2017-2018 Parade Packet

 

Float Rules

  1. Floats will be judged in the following categories:

 

    • Originality                                            (20 points)
    • Use of color and spirit                           (20 points)
    • Quality of construction             (10 points)
    • Difficulty                                             (10 points)
    • Overall appearance                               (20 points)
    • Overall effort                                       (20 points)

Total possible points (per judge)        100

(See sample Judging Sheet)

 

  1. The judging will be based on the point system above.  Each of the judges can give a maximum score of 100.  The judge’s sheets will be tallied.
  2. The maximum width of floats will be 8 feet; maximum length is 16 feet.
  3. Members of each class and THEIR PARENTS construct the floats.  Each class will be responsible for the parent that will pull the float and drive the cars the day of the parade.  Teachers are support only.
  4. No students will be allowed to drive vehicles in the parade.
  5. All ideas of construction and materials must be those of the sponsoring class.
  6. Appropriate music is optional and must run off of battery.
  7. Parents that are driving the floats are asked to be at the water board no later than 1:00.  This early line-up is to allow you to make last minute repairs that may be needed as a result of the trip to the parade site and to have floats in place before traffic from the rest of the parade blocks the parking lot where floats will be.
  8. All floats must be completely assembled and at the water board for judging by 1:00 on Friday.
  9.  All floats will be directed to the football field after the parade.  Floats must leave the football field after the game.  Parents and owners of the trailers must disassemble and dispose of the floats.  Sponsors must know who is disassembling and disposing of the floats and please let Mrs. Murray know.  If there is something on the float a sponsor wants to keep, the arrangement of that is handled by the sponsor.
  10. No Students will be allowed to ride on the floats.
  11. ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BEFORE AND OR ON THE PARADE ROUTE OR WHILE BUILDING THE FLOAT.  ANYONE WHO IS DRINKING OR SUSPECTED OF DRINKING WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE POLICE.
  12.   NO CANDY THROWING WILL BE ALLOWED.  MEMBERS MAY WALK ALONGSIDE THE FLOAT AND HAND CANDY OUT, BUT NO THROWING.
  13. Each class will be responsible for the parent that will pull the float and drive the cars the day of the parade.
  14. Times for working on the floats will be determined per class and will be held at the homes of the elected students per grade.  A permission letter from the parents of the home in which float building will be taking place (per grade) is needed to Mrs. Thurman as soon as possible.

 

 

TENATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Blood Drive………………………………………..Monday all day

 

Class meetings if needed…………………………..Monday

(Seniors and Juniors first period with Sophomores and Freshmen second period)

 

Practice for cheerleaders/king and queen…….Monday and Tuesday TBD by sponsors

 

Clues for the Ds …………….read daily 7th period (Monday will be read in the morning)

 

Penny Drop………………………………………….daily until Thursday after 5th period

 

Can food drive daily………………………………..daily until Thursday at 5th period

 

Dress up count ……………………………………..daily during break

 

Scavenger Hunt ……………………………………once every period on Tuesday

 

Judging of the Boy Cheerleaders ………………… Wednesday @ 9:00

 

Girls’ Dodgeball……………………………………Wednesday following cheerleaders

 

Blood Drive…………………………………………Thursday all day

 

Judging of the Queen ……………………………....Thursday  @ 9:00 am 

 

Boys Volleyball …………………………………….Thursday  @ following Queens

 

Pep Rally and bonfire……………………………….Thursday @ 7:30 pm

 

Homecoming Court Practice…………………………Friday @ 8:00 a.m.

 

Floats will be judged …… …………………………..Friday @ 1:00 at water board

 

Parade ……………………………………………….Friday @ 2:15

 

Festivities at the Homecoming Game will include:

  1. Crowning of the Queen Half-time
  2. Announcement of the winner of homecoming activities Half-time

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Judge’s Sheet

2016-2017 DHS Homecoming

You may give up to 5 points for each of the following categories;

creativity, ugliness, humor, and presentation.  (5 being the excellent and 1 being just all right)  You have the right to minus as many points as you see necessary for vulgarity.

 

Crowning of the “Southside Homecoming Queen”

                                                                            

1.  Freshman Class                                      

          Creativity            ______

          Ugliness                ______

          Humor                 ______

          Presentation         ______

          Vulgarity -___     -______

                                      Total points _____

 

2. Sophomore Class       

Creativity            ______

          Ugliness                ______

          Humor                 ______

          Presentation         ______

          Vulgarity -___     -______                        

Total points _____

 

3. Junior Class               

Creativity            ______

          Ugliness                ______

          Humor                 ______

          Presentation         ______

          Vulgarity -___     -______

                                      Total points _____

 

4. Senior Class                                                               

Creativity            ______

          Ugliness                ______

          Humor                 ______

          Presentation         ______

          Vulgarity -___     -______                        

Total points _____

 

Individual Judge’s Sheet

2017-2018 DHS Homecoming

You may give up to 5 points for each of the following categories;

creativity,  dress, crowd participation, cheers, and presentation.  (5 being the excellent and 1 being just alright) You have the right to minus as many points as you see necessary for vulgarity.

 

Boy Cheerleaders

 

1.  Freshman Class                                                         

          Dress                                                 _____

          Routine Creativity                            _____

          Crowd Participation                        _____

          Cheers                                              _____

          Vulgarity -___                                  -____

                                                          Total _____

2. Sophomore Class                                              

Dress                                                 _____

          Routine Creativity                            _____

          Crowd Participation                        _____

          Cheers                                              _____

          Vulgarity -___                                  -____

                                                          Total _____

3. Junior Class                                                               

Dress                                                 _____

          Routine Creativity                            _____

          Crowd Participation                        _____

          Cheers                                              _____

          Vulgarity -___                                  -____

                                                          Total _____

4. Senior Class                                                               

Dress                                                 _____

          Routine Creativity                            _____

          Crowd Participation                        _____

          Cheers                                              _____

          Vulgarity -___                                  -____

                                                          Total _____

 

 

 

Judge’s Sheet

2016-2017 DHS Homecoming

Floats                                                                  

1.  Freshman Class                            

Originality                                           (20 points)                               __________

Use of color and spirit                         (20 points)                               __________

Quality of construction                       (10 points)                               __________

Difficulty                                            (10 points)                               __________

Overall appearance                             (20 points)                               __________

Overall effort                                      (20 points)                               __________

________

 

2. Sophomore Class 

Originality                                           (20 points)                               __________

Use of color and spirit                         (20 points)                               __________

Quality of construction                       (10 points)                               __________

Difficulty                                            (10 points)                               __________

Overall appearance                             (20 points)                               __________

Overall effort                                      (20 points)                               __________

________

 

3. Junior Class

Originality                                           (20 points)                               __________

Use of color and spirit                         (20 points)                               __________

Quality of construction                       (10 points)                               __________

Difficulty                                            (10 points)                               __________

Overall appearance                             (20 points)                               __________

Overall effort                                      (20 points)                               __________

________

 

4. Senior Class              

Originality                                           (20 points)                               __________

Use of color and spirit                         (20 points)                               __________

Quality of construction                       (10 points)                               __________

Difficulty                                            (10 points)                               __________

Overall appearance                             (20 points)                               __________

Overall effort                                      (20 points)                               __________

_________