Students celebrate Homecoming week with out-of-uniform days and costumes


A group of handsome senior boys show off their enthusiasm for sports jersey day during lunch on Tuesday, October 5.

Zach Consolazio and Annie Yantis

For the first time in two years, our annual Homecoming festivities are back this week, October 4-8. Student Council chose the theme “We’re All in This Together.” 

“We haven’t had a Homecoming in almost two years, and although it’s been rough, we have gotten through it all because we were all in it together,” said senior Rose Porter, Student Council Vice President.

A full week of fun is planned leading up to the football game on Friday night and the dance next Saturday.

Monday: Rodeo Day

Be sure to bring your cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and your best flannel along with your southern accents!

Tuesday: Sports Jersey/T-Shirt Day

Students will wear their favorite sports jersey or team shirt. This is your chance to show your team spirit and outdress your rivals.

Wednesday: Twin Day

Put your creativity on display and team up as a duo or trio to wear matching outfits. Text your friends to coordinate your outfits now!

Thursday: Homecoming T-Shirt Day

Junior Molly Drinan designed the front of this year’s Homecoming shirt and senior Jojo Nieman designed the back.  Students who ordered the t-shirt will be allowed to come out of uniform. For students who did not order a t-shirt, they will be required to wear their full St. Pius uniform. 

Friday: Costume Day

Students will come dressed as their grade’s music genre. Freshmen are classical, sophomores are jazz, juniors are rock, and seniors are pop. This is the only day that costumes are allowed, so make sure to go all out and represent your grade well!

The Homecoming Dance

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has had to put a pause on all social events. With no homecoming dance last year, the St Pius X student council is excited to be able to host the dance again this year, but with some modifications.

The Homecoming dance is on Saturday, October 16 from 7:30 to 11:30 pm. Instead of being held in the gym where it usually is, the dance will be outside in the senior lot under a sparkling pavilion.

“Think of it like an outdoor wedding, with fairy lights,” said Student Council moderator Mrs. Cary Blackburn

The outdoor setting allows for students to enjoy the event while still being mindful of archdiocesan Covid protocols.

 “We purposely made the dance outside, so there is no need for masks!” Mrs. Blackburn said. 

Another big change from previous years is that students won’t be able to bring a guest from a different school. z

Sophomore co-president Olivia Landers recommends bringing a coat.

We are working on getting a coat room whether it be outside or in a classroom inside, where students will be able to store their belongings during the dance.” Sophomore Student Council representative Mason Brown said. 

Covid has impacted the dance in other ways as well. For example, all food will be prepackaged snacks, such as bags of chips, and no outside guests.

Music will be from Track Seven Events, the same DJ company that was featured at the Freshman+Sophomore dance last month.

While the event will look different than years past, the Student Council is looking forward to hosting its first Homecoming dance since October 2019.