What’s new/different about homecoming?
This year’s homecoming will exhibit lots of changes to the traditional schedule and events shown in past years. Here are a few things that are different about homecoming week:
- Hallway decorations are Monday night; they were originally planned for Thursday, October 31, but because of conflicting dates with Halloween, it’s been changed to Monday, October 28. Judging was also moved to Tuesday morning, with results being announced at Friday’s pep rally. In addition, decorations will now be up all week instead of just one day.
- It starts one hour later at 8 pm instead of 7 pm, like previous years. However, the dance will still end at 11 pm, so it will be shorter.
- Games at HC dance: provided by Dynamic DJ Entertainment, the new DJ company, the dance will feature games for students to play when they’re not dancing such as giant Jenga and Connect 4.
- Two photo booths: instead of having one photo booth for all, the dance will now have two photo booths: one in the courtyard and another by the spiral staircase. Because of the popularity of the booth last year, SGA decided to have two photo booths to relieve long lines.
- Crowning homecoming king and queen at the dance: because the homecoming football game is the same as senior night, the crowning of the homecoming king and queen will now be at the dance. In the past, homecoming king and queen were crowned at the game, but because of senior night, marching band, poms, and the game, there is no time to crown the homecoming king and queen.
- The DJ’s name on the ticket and hashtag on Twitter to request songs: students are able to request a song through a hashtag on Twitter beginning Wednesday, October 23. The DJ’s name and hashtag will be printed on the ticket and song requests will be open until noon Wednesday, October 30. Students can tweet their song with the hashtag “#BHS1102” and tag @mapdja.
- Homecoming nomination requirements: in order to be considered for homecoming king, queen, prince, and princess nominations, all candidates must have a 2.0 GPA from last quarter and must engage in every day of spirit week. Nonparticipation can result in disqualification of candidacy.