Students at Stoughton High School will get their first homecoming two years later this week after a year of COVID-19 upended the district’s normal fall plans in 2020.
This year Homecoming Week runs from Monday September 27 to Saturday October 2, with dress up days throughout the week and big events such as the Parade, Homecoming football game on Friday October 1 and the Homecoming dance for high school students on Saturday 2 October.
The Homecoming Parade will take place at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 1, with the traditional route starting at the front of Stoughton High School walking down Wilson Street to Van Buren, back to Jackson Street and leading to the rear parking lot of the school off Devonshire Road, is expected to return. The football game kicks off at 7 p.m. that night, with the Stoughton Band Boosters hosting a community picnic at 4:30 p.m. before the game.
Stoughton Sports Boosters will host a special fundraiser during the Homecoming football game for Kris Sletten, an educational assistant at Sandhill Elementary School and mother of two SHS graduates, to cover her medical expenses after being diagnosed with endometrial cancer Stage 4. Boosters usually raffle 50/50 at home football matches, but instead all proceeds will go to the Sletten family.
The school will also be hosting the Homecoming Ball for high school students on Saturday October 2, but with a slightly different format. District Superintendent Tim Onsager told school board members at a meeting on Monday, September 20 that high school administrators had moved the dancing outside to Collins Field and the time for the dance had been passed. moved earlier in the night in order to respect the residents. who live next to the land. In the event of bad weather, Onsager said the school will cancel the dance because administrators don’t feel comfortable moving it indoors with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are happy to be able to return to a bit of normalcy for the children,” he said.
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