Friday, September 10, 2010


Today is Homecoming! Good luck to all Queen Nominees and to the Bobcats. I remember my homecoming like it was yesterday. Things have changed! But we had two queen nominees... Homecoming (voted by student body & faculty) Football Queen (voted on by Football Players, crown was a glittered Helmet!!!) and no one girl could win Both... plus we had bonfires...

This picture shows how long the TRADITION of bonfires have been around!

Bonfires don't have to be huge, something small.

The joy of watching it burn and feeling the HEAT!!!

Some were huge!!!! I understand, there needs to be a minium to them but come on folks... if its in the UIL Rules what is going to happen to those that have a Bonfire? Have you heard of anyone getting punished yet for having a Bonfire? if its due to Location, find another location!!! ; )

It all goes back to TRADITION And Childress is losing the Tradition, parade love it! Add it to the bonfire...have the floats park around it...wait till its dark...not during a JH game & our FB teams are away. c'mon folks...get the community involved in it...

Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former residents and alumni of an institution. It most commonly refers to a tradition in many universities, colleges and high schools in North America. It usually includes activities for students and alumni, such as sports and culture events and a parade through the streets of the city or town.

Homecoming Court (we should have a King...!, that way the football players won't be standing there for nothing...hahaha)

The Homecoming Court is a representative group of students that, in a coeducational institution, consists of a King and Queen, and possibly Prince(s) and Princess(es). In a single-gender institution, the Homecoming Court will usually consist of only a King and Princes (for a male school) or a Queen and Princesses (for a female school), although some schools may choose to join with single-gender schools of the opposite gender to elect the Homecoming Court jointly.

Generally, the King and Queen are students completing their final years of study at their school (also called seniors), while the Princes and Princesses are underclassmen. In high school, 17- or 18-year-old students in their final year are represented by a King or Queen

Many Homecoming celebrations include a parade. Students often select the grand marshal based on his/her service and support to the school and/or community. The parade includes the school's marching band and different school organizations floats created by the classes and organizations and most of the sports get a chance to be in the parade. Every class prepares a float which corresponds with the Homecoming theme or related theme of school spirit as assign by school administrators. In addition, the Homecoming Court takes part in the parade, often riding together in one or more convertibles as part of the parade. The parade is often part of a series of activities scheduled for that specific day, which can also include a pep rally, bonfire, snake dance, and other activities for students and alumni.

Homecoming dance

The Homecoming Dance – usually the culminating event of the week (for high schools) – is a formal or informal event, either at the school or an off-campus location. The venue is decorated, and either a disc jockey or band is hired to play music. In many ways, it is a fall prom. Homecoming dances could be informal as well just like standard school dances. At high schools, the homecoming dances are sometimes held in the high school gymnasium.

I love Friday Wii 'Just Dance' in P.E. You see in P.E. on Friday's we have 20 mins and switch to music. Since we are in the process of getting a new gym floor. We have to make do in a classroom, outside, cafeteria & HS Gym. Outside gets old & hot, we can only go to the HS gym & Cafeteria 2 days out of the week soooo on Friday I brought up my Wii and put in 'Just Dance!' WOW... the kids love it!! but my neighbor M. Jones gets tired of the same music all day long.

So if you kids come home and say we danced today, they are saying Wii DANCE!!! Some kids get after it and hve a lot of fun..some need to practice...hahahha But I am impressed w/those that have coordination to follow the person on the screen and mimic the moves.