On Saturday, Sept. 24, Homecoming will hit Park Hill South. The week before that is the famed “Spirit Week,” during which the students are given the option to dress according to themes assigned to each day. The themes are the following:
Monday: Tame the Beast (PJ Day)
Tuesday: Siamese Twin Day (Twin Day)
Wednesday: Under the Big Top (Hat Day)
Thursday: Out of the Ordinary (Crazy Socks/Hair Day)
Friday: Showcase Your Act (Sport/Activity Day)
Many students showed an overwhelming popularity for Pajama Day.
“My favorite Spirit Day is Pajama Day. It’s gotta be Pajama Day. Everybody loves Pajama Day,” said Sean Quattlebaum.
Others were more tame.
“I love PJ Day. Always,” Katherine Keschinger said.
The theme for Homecoming this year is “Circus.” Though some students like the idea, others, such as Quattlbaum, have “lost the hype” for Homecoming in general and their opinions are unchanged by the theme.
“It’s not that I don’t like it, but I feel like it’s too immature for some people,” Kaitlin Austin said. “I’m not going at all… because it’s not something I’m interested in.”
She’s not alone. All across the school, Homecoming plans have failed, and kids are staying home for the dance.
“I was going with a date, but it fell through,” Quattlebaum said.
The school hums with the usual buzz of a school week, neither especially excited nor bummed about it.