Submitted by OIHS Student Leadership class.
Orcas Island High School would like to invite all of our alumni and community members to join in the 2015 Homecoming activities beginning on Friday, Oct. 23. At 1:15 p.m. we will be having our Homecoming assembly in the high school gym. This is the biggest assembly of the school year and is quite entertaining! This is a free event for our community and we would love to see you there, whether or not you have a child who attends our school!
The theme of this year’s Homecoming is “Animated Movies.” Each of the four classes have chosen a movie that the class will build their hall decorations, assembly performance, and parade float around. They have been working on dance/lip sync routines that incorporate their movies and will certainly be highlights of the assembly. The high school staff has also been working on a dance/lip sync routine that will be a fun part of Friday’s event.
We are making some changes to the Homecoming parade this year. Rather than our parade taking place right after school, the parade will begin at the high school at 5:30 and will end at the Village Green in Eastsound. The Orcas Island Booster Club has generously offered to provide chili and hot dogs to ALL community members who are present at the end of the parade, for FREE! There will be music and a bonfire as well! We hope that this new parade format will bring our community together and remind all of us that the Homecoming celebration is intended to recognize our school, our alumni and serve as a celebration of our school and community pride.
Throughout the week there will be Homecoming games for our fall sports:
Monday, 10/19, 3pm: Girls soccer vs. Mount Vernon Christian.
Tuesday, 10/20, 2:30pm: Volleyball vs. Darrington.
Thursday, 10/22, 2:30pm: Boys soccer vs. LaConner. This is the last home game for boys soccer so our seniors and parents will be recognized.
Saturday, 10/24, 1:30pm: Football vs. Concrete. This is also the last home game for our football team so our seniors and their parents will be recognized, along with the Homecoming royalty. Our own OIHS pep band will be playing to help root on our Vikings.
During the Homecoming football game on Saturday, the Orcas Island Booster Club and OIHS ASB will be teaming up for the 2nd Annual Homecoming Salmon BBQ. If you missed this last year you do NOT want to miss it this year! Thanks to Troller Point Fisheries for their generous donation of salmon to make this event possible.
We hope to see ALL of our community this weekend to support our island students.