Homecoming Week 2022

Homecoming Week is a celebration of the new school year leading up to the Homecoming Football Game! Every year, Student Council works hard to organize fun events during and after school to bring the Gael community together as we head together into the new school year.

The Club Expo will kick things off with Club Leaders manning tables for newcomers to visit and learn about all of the student groups Kennedy has to offer throughout the week. To view the full list of clubs offered this year, visit the Club Expo Gael Winds article.

Monday September 26

Gael Pride Day!

SENIORS sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

Students are encouraged to wear their KENNEDY SWAG with their uniform pants/kilt. This include sports jerseys, KC t-shirts and sweatshirts, Robotics t-shirts, Kennedy Players t-shirts – anything that will help you Show your Gael Pride!

Enjoy free treats at lunch tailored to your grade, sponsored by Student Council!

Tuesday September 27

Paid Dress Down Day & the PowderPuff Game!

JUNIORS sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

Students are invited to dress down for a fee of $5 paid during homeroom. Proceeds support exciting Student Council initiatives! The OPTIONAL theme is TWIN DAY – create matching outfits with your BFF(s)!

As always, dress down days are optional for students. Please see your student email for reminders about appropriate dress!

After school, juniors and seniors will go head to head for the PowderPuff Game – the traditional female flag football match @ 6pm on the turf, under the lights! Sign ups have been sent to the juniors and seniors and an email is forthcoming to help you get organized – contact Ms. Torre with questions.

Wednesday September 28

The College Fair & Senior Check-In!

SOPHOMORES sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

During the school day, each grade will visit with representatives from numerous colleges.

The Senior Check-In via Zoom with Mr. MacDonald will be at 7pm. Check your emails for the link!

Thursday September 29

The Pep Rally & the Big Game!

FRESHMEN sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

The school day will run a SPECIAL Homecoming academic schedule during which all 8 periods will be shortened to allow time for a PEP RALLY in the gymnasium before dismissal at normal time.

The HOMECOMING shirts will be handed out on this day, for students to wear at the game and the next day for Field Day!


Friday September 30

Homecoming Field Day & the Dance!

Wear your HOMECOMING SHIRTS! Grades go head to head in field games on the turf! Students will report to homeroom at normal time for attendance before heading outside for the traditional field events and some new exciting challenges! There will be NO academic instruction and dismissal will be at 12pm.

The Homecoming Dance will be held in the cafeteria from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $20, which helps cover the cost of a professional DJ, decorations including a photo backdrop area, and enough pizza for everyone! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE (Links to an external site.)


Dress to impress – no sweats! Students are encouraged to wear jeans and a nice shirt or dress up if they choose to. Regarding expectations for all events hosted by the school, please remember to conduct yourself with respect, propriety, and modesty. This includes both your behavior and your attire. If you have questions about this, please check your student email or contact Ms. Torre.

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