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A celebration of school spirit and student talent. Eleven home games in two days, plus a pep rally, music and dance performances, and Homecoming Parade!
Spirit Week—a class competition to see who has the most school spirit--is the week following Homecoming.
High school students kick off Homecoming with a pep rally in the gym during last period on Friday, September 8.
Students will meet John Jay’s varsity sports teams, and enjoy pump it up performances by the school’s three a capella student-led musical groups—The Notables, The Rolling Tones, and The Treblemakers. The JJ Chorale, led by Mr. Steve Morse, high school choral and strings teacher, will perform the National Anthem at the rally.
Competitions begin on Friday at 4:15 pm--ten games of tennis, volleyball, field hockey and soccer--leading up to the annual Homecoming football extravaganza on Saturday at 7:00 pm. This year John Jay takes on the Brewster Bears. The Dance Squad will perform at the first quarter break and the Homecoming Parade, featuring a float competition by grade level, happens at halftime.
"Students have been working on their floats all summer," said Assistant Principal Vincent Bell. The theme is seasons: Seniors are summer, juniors are winter, sophomores are fall, and freshmen are spring.
John Jay pride continues with Spirit Week, Tuesday, September 12 through Friday, September 15. A wardrobe heads up--fun activities include dressing in red, white, and blue on Tuesday, in tie-die on Wednesday, matching with a friend on Thursday, and wearing red (seniors), yellow (juniors), green (sophomores) and blue (freshmen) on Friday. Assistant Principal Bell will announce the grade that shows the most school spirit on Friday.
“All grade levels should know that seniors tend to pull out all the stops. They believe it is not possible to beat them,” confides Bell. “Talk about a challenge!”
Friday, September 7
4:15 pm – JV Tennis vs. Ardsley (tennis courts)
4:30 pm – Varsity Volleyball vs. Peekskill (main gym)
5:00 pm – JV Field Hockey vs. Nyack (Contest Field)
6:00 pm – JV Volleyball vs. Peekskill (main gym)
6:30 pm – Varsity Field Hockey vs. Nyack (Contest Field)
Saturday, September 9th
9:30 am – JV Men’s Soccer vs. Hendrick Hudson (Contest Field)
11:30 am – JV Women’s Soccer vs. Arlington (Contest Field)
1:30 pm – Varsity Women’s Soccer vs. Arlington (Contest Field)
1:00 pm – Varsity Women’s Tennis vs. Somers (tennis courts)
4:00 pm – Varsity Men’s Soccer vs. Hendrick Hudson (Contest Field)
7:00 pm – Varsity Football vs. Brewster (Contest Field)
4:30 pm - Varsity Swimming and Diving vs. Ossining (Lewisboro Town Pool)