Homecoming next week at Heritage School, East CowetaFrom Staff Reports
Fun-filled homecoming spirit weeks are coming up next week for students at East Coweta High School and The Heritage School, with themed days, homecoming dances, and, of course, the big homecoming football games where each school will crown their homecoming queen.
Additionally, East Coweta will have its traditional homecoming parade through Senoia — but with a change of route. The ECHS parade will be Thursday through Senoia, with the pep rally to follow at Marimac Lakes.
The parade starts at 5:30 at the intersection of Pylant and Gin streets. The parade will then go along Pylant toward the park and Senoia Library, ending at the park.
ECHS’s homecoming game Friday will be against the Bulldogs of Tri-Cities High School from East Point. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.
Heritage School's game will be against Stratford Academy of Macon, also Friday at 7:30. The Heritage School pep rally will be held Friday at 2:45 and will feature the finals of the weeklong dodgeball tournament, and the homecoming king competition.
Homecoming dances will round out the week on Saturday.
East Coweta students started decorating for homecoming week on Thursday. The spirit week theme is “Bring Down the Bulldogs.”
Each grade has a particular variation on that theme. The senior’s theme is “bow down the Bulldogs.” Juniors will “bar-b-q the Bulldogs,” sophomores will “bulldoze the Bulldogs” and the freshmen will “bury the Bulldogs.”
Monday is Career Day, where students will dress in the uniform/style of a certain career. On Tuesday, ECHS will honor our country with Patriot Day. On Wednesday, students will show what “characters” they are, and Thursday is class day, with students dressing in a way to align with their particular class theme.
And Friday, students will show their school spirit on Purple and Gold Day.
Heritage School's homecoming week is chock full of activities.
There will be a week-long upper school dodge ball tournament, and a canned food drive competition for the Coweta Community Food Pantry. Ninth-graders are collecting corn, 10th-graders are collecting peas, 11th-graders are in charge of beans and seniors are gathering soup.
There will be a class poster contest and four additional football games.
The “powder puff” game will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the stadium.
There will be JV and Varsity volleyball against Trinity Christian on Tuesday at 4:30 and 5:30, and a middle school football game at Arlington Christian on Thursday at 6 p.m. There will be a lower school football game against Flint River on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Spirit week includes “Holi-day” on Monday, where students dress up to represent a specific holiday. Tuesday will be “Twos-day,” where students dress similarly to a group or partner to show their spirit. Wednesday is College T-Shirt Day. Thursday is Camo Day for grades 5-12, and Friday is Red, White and Blue Day.
Upper school students accumulate points for participating in the various spirit week events, and each class is competing to be named the “most spirited class.”