DGS homecoming spirit week begins Monday, Sept. 12


Lauren Miranda

The DGS stadium hosts many of the homecoming week events, including the homecoming pep assembly and football game.

With the DGS homecoming dance set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the DGS stadium, spirit week activities are underway. The week of Monday, Sept. 12 plans to incorporate a variety of activities, including dress up days and the annual homecoming assembly.

The theme of this year’s dance is Stranger Things, inspired by the Netflix TV show. To accompany the theme, DGS is implementing dress up days throughout the week. Monday is comfy clothes, Tuesday is celebrity day, Wednesday is Stranger Things colors (black and red), Thursday is 80’s neon and Friday is mustang wear.

Homecoming Committee member and DGS English teacher Nicole Proimos talks about how she and the rest of the Homecoming Committee chose this year’s dress up themes.

“At the start of the year, students voted on the days they’d like to see for the week. After we compiled the list, we picked the most popular ones, trying not to merely repeat days that are similar,” Proimos said.

The hallway decorating contest will take place Monday, Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the commons. Also occurring in the commons is Bingo and Stranger Things Trivia on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

Back this year is the DGS Girl’s Powder Puff football game occurring on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the DGS stadium. Admission is free and all concession proceeds will support the Senior class board to reduce costs of Prom 2023.

Junior Hannah Galvan shares her excitement for the upcoming Powder Puff game.

“It’s super fun experiencing getting to play football on the field and kinda being like the football team. It’s a fun experience with your friends and I’m excited to have fun,” Galvan said.

On Friday, Sept. 16 the homecoming pep assembly and parade are set to take place. The pep assembly will be outside in the DGS stadium at 2:05 p.m. and will include talent acts from the Fillies, DGS cheerleaders and individual students. The parade, starting at 3:15 p.m., will head south on Springside, east on Bolson and north on Dunham and include the school’s marching band and floats.

Senior Rose Kuhlman explains why she enjoys the homecoming pep assembly.

“My favorite part about the homecoming pep assembly is seeing everyone come together…and having fun with your class,” Kuhlman said.

The homecoming football game will also take place on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. against Willowbrook. Admission is free for students with ID, $5 for adults and free for senior citizens. The student dress up theme is construction/neon.

Read more about the homecoming dance here.

Read more about the Palermo’s Pizza truck that will be at the homecoming dance here.