Stephanie Raper- In the Loop Editor
Homecoming Week 2015It’s Homecoming week! Fall, football, and musical fun rank at the top of the list during this special time of year, and Grenada School District faculty, students, and parents face a hectic schedule of activities arranged in celebration.
Each year during Homecoming week, students dress up in themed costumes during specified days to promote school spirit and camaraderie. Dress up days this week began on Monday and will continue today and Friday. No dress-up days are scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday due to testing.
The spirit-rousing Charger Olympics happen Thursday during activity period. During this exciting event, six guys and girls from each grade level, plus a teacher team compete in wacky games designed to test their teamwork skills and agility. The games are physical, but how well each team works together can make or break them in this competition! Winners are awarded gold, silver, bronze, or theme-painted horseshoe medals in true Olympic spirit. We can’t wait to see which team - seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen, or teachers, will prevail this year!
Thursday evening, September 24, Grenada Middle School choirs, under the direction of Gale Dorroh, will present “Decades of Song and Dance” in the Grenada High School Auditorium. Songs presented will transport the audience back in time through the decades, beginning with 1910. Music featured will include Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Showtimers & Ovations) 1910; Roaring 20’s (Ovations) 1920; Steppin’ Out with My Baby, This Joint is Jumpin’ (Entertainers) 1930; Flat Foot Floogee (Showtimers)1940; Jailhouse Rock (Ovations) 1950; Dancing in the Street (Starz) 1960; Dancing Queen (Showtimers) 1970; You Should be Dancing (Ovations) 1970; Flashdance…What a Feeling (Entertainers) 1980; Macarena (Ovations & Showtimers) 1990; and I Hope You Dance (GMS Show Choirs) 2000.
Members of the GMS showchoirs this year include:
• Showtimers: Eva Barone, Sidney Brown, Taylor Carver, Elizabeth Farmer, Easton Greenwood, Jerkeria Johnson, Wisdom Johnson, Asia Kinney, Crystal Noel, Zakayla Owens, Meegan Palmertree, Jamiracle Purnell, Madison Simmons, Madalyn Tatum, TaNiyah Townes, Katrena Williiams, Katelyn Winters
• Ovations: Kate Blakenship, Rebecca Byford, Jacob Chavis, Ainsley Craven, Lauren Dungan, Madison Flowers, Abbi Jackson, Kavonae Jewell, Christian Johnson, Nykia Johnson, Nadia Lemon, Kamryn McCullough, Londyn Meadows, Evie Moore, Carrie Moorman, Gracie Paoletti, Jakyla Reynolds, Samaria Rounds, Erinisha Savage, Melaysia Sawyer, Callie Smith, Sierra Swims, Amber Tingle
• Starz: Hailey Baker, Lana Ballard, Bethany Boykin, Cinaiya Brown, Jada Carpenter, Chloe Clark, Jakierra Cleveland, Dalton Dawson, Madi DuBard, Katherine Dunn, Amelia Ferguson, Nykiya George, Jacheela Hanner, Courtney Ickom, Yasmine McCaskill, Aubreanna Miller, John Payton Moore, Katelyn Myers, Kaylee Rice, Sadie Roberts, Madison Schenck, Laci Sellars, Riley Simmons, Kaitlyn Warren
• Entertainers: Kristian Bell, Jamya Benson, Hannah Briscoe, Lane Conner, Ian Cook, James Fox, Zion Fox, John Goodson, Jadon Hardwick, Landon Hentz, Allie Holland, Hailey Hoop, Anna Hurd, Kendyl Jones, Nick Johnson, Hallie Kerr, Colin Keys, Russ Reid, Keeochius Rhymes, Alexa Simko, Brooke Thomas, Emily Tillman, Zack Woodall
The show begins at 6:00p.m in the GHS Auditorium. Tickets are $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children/students. Friday morning, the main event kicks off with the big GHS pep rally held at the GHS Charger stadium. Friday evening, stadium gates open at 5:30p.m.for official Homecoming festivities. The pre-game Homecoming activities begin at 6:00p.m., when the members of the Homecoming Parade line up. The parade will enter the stadium at 6:20p.m and the Homecoming Court ceremony will start at approximately 6:30p.m. After the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, parents will be allowed to come onto the track to take pictures. The Homecoming game, featuring the Chargers vs. Lanier, kicks off later that evening at 7:00pm.
There’s something for everyone during this memorable week at the Grenada School District. Choose your event and come support the Chargers as they celebrate an unforgettable Homecoming week!