There is nothing like a high school homecoming! The smell of popcorn at the big game, the cheers at the pep rally, and the ache in your feet after the dance- it’s full of the sights and sounds that epitomizes the high school experience. I think all of us can think back with some bittersweet nostalgia at our own homecoming memories. That means that there is a lot of responsibility to plan an awesome homecoming week that our students will remember for their whole lives. It can definitely be a daunting prospect, so I put together my own guide about how I go about running Homecoming Week.
Obviously, each homecoming depends on their own school culture and traditions, so this list is not meant to be a catch all. My school doesn’t do a parade, nor do we have class advisors, so my experience of running a homecoming might be different than other advisors. However, this list should be a guide should be a good start (like a wedding planning guide) for how to go about planning and carrying off a successful homecoming:
5 Months Out (Before school gets out for the summer)
2 Months Out (Immediately when school returns)
1 Month Out
2 Weeks Out
Before the Week Starts
Week of Homecoming
I'm Megan and I teach high school ELA. I'm all about literature, creativity, and aesthetics!