Pacelli shows off its school spirit

Students celebrate homecoming

By Karen Colbenson

A week’s worth of festivities kick off today for the homecoming of Austin Area Catholic Schools.

Today students wore pajamas to school, and on Tuesday students will get to dress like their favorite star or super hero.


Wednesday is class color/flip-flop day, and elementary students will meet the royalty when the court candidates visit their classrooms. Later in the day, high school students will meet the candidates at an assembly in the Pacelli gym, where students can showcase their acting talents in various skits.

The 2007 king and queen will be determined during an 8:15 p.m. Wednesday ceremony in the Pacelli auditorium. Following the coronation, a sock hop for grades seven through 12 will be held in the gym until 10:30 p.m.

Thursday is mix and match/inside out/hat day, and Friday will be devoted to school spirit.

On Friday morning, Pacelli football players will visit the elementary classrooms. A pep rally will be held in the Lyle gym at 1 p.m. followed by the homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Before the big game, there will be a tailgate party beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Wescott Athletic Complex, where students can buy a hot dog or hamburger, chips and a pop for $5. The L/P cross country team will deliver the game ball to Wescott football field before kick-off.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Lyle/Pacelli will host the Grand Meadow Super Larks for their annual homecoming football game at Wescott Field.

After the game, high school students can attend the homecoming dance in the Pacelli High School gym. The dance will go until midnight.

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