Homecoming Week is Here!

OXFORD, OH — It’s here! Homecoming week is here! With Spirit Week, the Homecoming Parade, and the Homecoming Football Game coming up this week, Talawanda is gearing up for an awesome celebration.

We start out with spirit week – Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Character day, Wednesday is Twin Day, Thursday is Jersey Day, and Friday is Class Color day. These events were chosen by the Talawanda Yearbook class. Many students, including the elementary schools, are participating.

The Homecoming Parade is Thursday – It departs from Millet at 6 to 6:15 p.m. It will feature the student- elected class officers, the fall sports teams, and clubs from Talawanda. According to Danielle Mann, the Parade Coordinator, the best part of the parade will be “the excitement of the crowd for seeing their kids in the parade and the little kids who think the parade is the biggest deal ever — because it is! Something like 40 units are in the parade — clubs, teams, class representatives, Grand Marshals, and the very popular fire trucks!” Former Talawanda staff members (and Mr. Z’s parents!) Dan and Denise Zimmerman are the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals this year. Mann wrote in an email to staff about the Zimmermans: “They have taught, coached, guided, advised, and cheered thousands of students to success in the classrooms, hallways, fields, and beyond. Dan and Denise have left behind a legacy our Talawanda family and community will never forget.”

Then we have the football game. It starts at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Talawanda is playing Little Miami. The Homecoming King and Queen will be announced just prior to kickoff at 6:45 p.m.

Finally, to top off this week of celebration, we have the dance. It starts at 8 p.m., and the theme is “Dance by the Ocean.” According to Ashley Sammons, the Dance Coordinator: “For the dance this year, we have a new DJ and a group of seniors (including the senior class officers) created a playlist for the DJ to use and reference during the dance. The DJ will have a light show, which will be a change from the past couple years. We will also have glow sticks and foam glow wands to add to the festivities. Bubbles will be at the entrance of the gym and the dance floor will be outlined with a giant balloon octopus. Finally, Nosebleed will end the dance with a performance from 11 to 11:30.”

Nosebleed is a locally popular high school band, but according to Principal Tom York you’ll have to already be present with a Homecoming ticket, because only those who attend the dance can see Nosebleed rock Saturday night.IMG_9220

Hope to see you all there!!