WMHS readies for homecoming

Posted:  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 11:30am

Student Council President Vanessa Dunn is most looking forward to the time she’ll get to spend with fellow students this homecoming, including the bleacher-decorating. Getting that time to just be together is her favorite part of homecoming and makes homecoming her favorite school event all year, Dunn said.

School Resource Officer and Wiscasset Police Sgt. Craig Worster is looking forward to homecoming, too. He’s a dance chaperone, as students keep reminding him. One texted him Sept. 28 about it.

He’s glad they want him to be there. “It’s awesome,” he said, explaining it is an indication of the relationship-building that is part of being an SRO.

Due to Columbus Day on Monday, homecoming’s “spirit week” starts Tuesday, Oct. 10. It’s “class color” day, according to a schedule and other information student council advisor and WMHS technology coordinator Deb Pooler provided. Wednesday, Oct. 11, is pajama day; Thursday, Oct. 12, “twin day”; and Friday, Oct. 13, red and black day. A spirit assembly in the gym is planned for Friday afternoon. Then comes the alumni game at 6 p.m. Friday.

Grades seven and eight take part in spirit week; the homecoming dance in the gym Friday night runs from 8 to 10:30 p.m. and is for grades 9 through 12 only, the schedule states.

Saturday’s activities start at 10 a.m. with the middle school game, followed by classes’ decorating of the bleachers from 1 to 2 p.m.; a class tailgate party for grades nine through 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and cleanup until 3:55 p.m. The younger grades will decorate the soccer field fences, Pooler said.

Dunn, Corey Campbell and Sarah Foley will perform the national anthem at 3:55 p.m. The girls’ home soccer game against Telstar starts at 4 p.m.; the boys host Telstar at 6 p.m. And at 8 p.m., Wiscasset Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the bonfire. The student council used to but the department started doing it last year, Pooler said. The student council continues to sponsor the dance, the spirit week activities and the homecoming assembly, she said.

“For the first time ever ... the All Sports Boosters will sponsor fireworks after the games,” Pooler added.