Behind the Scenes of Homecoming 2021
the Excitement builds
John Jay’s athletes are talking strategy and practicing plays. Students are coming to classes dressed as American flags, in western wear and in the school colors of purple, gold and white. Members of Dance Team and Pep Band are rehearsing pieces to pump up the the fans.
Homecoming, on Saturday, September 25, is coming up fast and excitement is building for the day that brings the whole community together. “It feels great to be celebrating Homecoming again,” said Assistant Principal Vinnie Bell. “It’s coming up quick—it’s only eleven days after the first day of school!”
the Wolves are ready!
more than a dozen Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, TEnnis and Volleyball games
Bell explained that the reason John Jay’s Homecoming is so early in the school year is due to the Section 1 athletic schedule. September 25 is one of the only Saturday evenings that John Jay’s varsity football team has a home game.
Despite the early date, John Jay’s athletes are ready to play over a dozen varsity and junior varsity games during Homecoming 2021, including a Volleyball Tournament and culminating with a football game vs. Yorktown on Saturday evening. (See schedule here.) All events are open to spectators. Fans can also livestream the games on John Jay’s Contest Field and in the high school gym through Local Live.
Bringing the KLSD Community together
Homecoming also involves younger students as well as parents.
Youth football will be on the field to form a tunnel for the football team to run through.
John Jay Boosters will be selling food and fun Wolves merchandise all day at the snack shack, until the senior class takes over that evening.
The high school's PTO will be hosting a Pumpkin Candy Guessing Game to raise funds for student activities.
spirit week! Western Wear Tuesday
each class creates a float for the halftime parade
While much about Homecoming is set by tradition, certain aspects are shaped by John Jay’s class officers. The students met the first day of school. Their tasks include picking the themes for Spirit Week and the class floats.
Senior Class Co-President Nina Calves is excited about the movie franchise theme for the class floats: Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean. “Each grade has a great theme,” she said.
The parade of class floats takes place at halftime, along with a new routine by John Jay’s Dance Team. #Go Wolves!