Homecoming week kicks off


Megan Cunningham

The Hawks play rock, paper, scissors at the Spirit Assembly on Feb. 11, 2022.

Meghan DeHaven and Ana Winowich

Homecoming week is just around the corner! There are many exciting upcoming events to look forward to beginning with a spirit assembly on Friday, Sept. 23.

MCs for the spirit assembly are Addison Hill and Colin Fink. Top 21 will sing The Alma Mater and The Star Spangled Banner.

Each Homecoming nominee will be recognized, then the court will be announced.

Students will compete against each other in a variety of different games.

Students participate in games at the Homecoming spirit assembly on Sept. 3, 2021. (Julie Heh)

There will also be the traditional teachers vs students dodgeball game.

Students and teachers participate in the traditional dodgeball game at the Homecoming spirit assembly on Sept. 3, 2021. (Julie Heh)

Here is the PM activity schedule for Sept. 23:

  • Homeroom: 7:25-7:34
  • Period 1: 7:39-8:14
  • Period 2: 8:19-8:54
  • Period 3: 8:59-9:34
  • Period 4: 9:39-10:14
  • Period 5: 10:19-10:54
  • Period 6: 10:59-11:34
  • Period 7: 11:39-12:14
  • Period 8: 12:19-12:54
  • Period 9: 12:59-1:34
  • Activity: 1:39-2:28

The spirit week theme days for Homecoming week (Sept. 23-30) include

  • Friday (9/23) – Black and Orange Day
  • Monday (9/26) – Groutfit Day
  • Tuesday (9/27) -Twin Day
  • Wednesday (9/28) – Dress Like a Teacher Day
  • Thursday (9/29) – Decades Day
  • Friday (9/30) – Flannel Day
Students show off their black and orange colors during spirit week last September. (Meghan DeHaven)

There will be games at lunch each day leading up to the Homecoming football game.

Before the football game on Sept. 30 against Penn Hills, there will be a parade. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and begins at St.Val’s, continues down Broad Street, and ends at BPHS.

Members of the Marching Band march down Black Hawk Drive in the Homecoming parade on Sept. 10, 2021. (Ana Winowich)

The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

Homecoming awards will be announced before the football game. During halftime, the king, queen, prince, and princess will be announced. 

Brooke Veith (Homecoming Queen) hugs Anna Rosemeier (Homecoming Princess) during halftime of the Hawks’ Homecoming football game on Sept. 10, 2021. (Ana Winowich)

The date of the Homecoming dance is Saturday, Oct. 1. It begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. Tickets, which cost $20 per person are on sale from Sept. 12-23. Forms were sent via email and once signed by a parent or legal guardian, can be turned into the Activities Office located in the Main Office.

Get excited, BPHS!