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Homecoming Week 2023

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 during homeroom all week with Club Leaders manning tables for newcomers to visit and learn about all of the student groups Kennedy has to offer throughout the week. 

Monday October 2nd

The Club Expo Begins & Boys “Powderpuff” Volleyball!

SENIORS sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

After School: Boys Powderpuff Volleyball *NEW THIS YEAR*: Junior and senior boys will match up across the net to see who can set and spike it the best. TIME TBD. Look out for sign ups next week!

Tuesday October 3rd

Paid Dress Down Day & the Dodgeball Tournament!

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! 

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

After School: All Grade Dodgeball Tournament! Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are all invited to form groups of 8-10 people and sign up to participate in a dodgeball tournament in the gym. TIME TBD. Look out for sign ups next week!

Wednesday October 4th

Senior Retreat & Girls Powderpuff Football!

SOPHOMORES sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

Seniors will go on their retreat to Greymoor Abby!

After School: Girls Powderpuff Football Game! Junior and senior girls will go head to head for the PowderPuff Game – the traditional female flag football match on the turf, under the lights! TIME TBD. Look out for sign ups next week!

Thursday October 5th

Gael Pride Day & The Pep Rally

FRESHMEN sign up for clubs during Homeroom in the Commons!

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

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!

After School: Support Varsity & JV Volleyball as they go head to head with Archbishop Molloy!

Friday October 6th

Field Day – HALF DAY

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. Buses will leave promptly!


Saturday October 7th

Field Hockey & Homecoming Dance!

Come support Varsity Field Hockey as they take on Sacred Heart here at Kennedy at 12pm!

The Homecoming Dance will be held in the cafeteria in two parts.


UNDERCLASSMEN (9th and 10th grade) will participate in the dance from 7pm to 9pm.

UPPERCLASSMEN (11th and 12th grad) will participate in the dance from 9pm to 11pm.

This split into two sessions is due to room capacity and safety in order to offer a Homecoming Dance experience to all of our Gaels.

BUY TICKETS HERE. Your ticket purchase covers the cost of the DJ, photo booth, lights, and decorations. This dance is open only to Kennedy Catholic students.

This is an informal dance that does not require a new dress or a suit – but don’t show up in your sweats either! The dress code is CASUAL – jeans and sneakers are fine! 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 refer to the Handbook guidelines regarding dress down days and special events or contact Ms. Torre.

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