Homecoming moving to mid-September, Spirit Week excites freshman


Contrary to a traditional homecoming time frame in which the game and festivities typically occur in the month of October, this year’s LHS homecoming week will take place during the week of Sept. 15-19. This decision was made based off of several variables and has freshmen feeling uncertain about the classic merriment.

Athletic secretary Liz Murphy explained that the decision to place homecoming week in the middle of September was primarily a result of there being no better time frame to do so. The Pacer football team plays four home games this fall and the Sept. 19 game against Canby worked best as the Oct. 3 game versus West Linn coincides with Yom Kippur, the Oct. 10 contest with Newberg taking place on a no school day for the LOSD, and the final competition against Tigard being senior night and the Pink Out event.

“It’s a little weird but it’s the best fit,” said Murphy.

Being new to Lakeridge, the freshmen are a bit unsure of what to think about this occurrence. “I would prefer it to be in October,” said freshman Patrick Kanapeaux.

“It would be something to look forward to.” Added freshman Ariana Spring, “I am looking forward to Tropical Tuesday though.”

Tropical Tuesday is somewhat of a weekly holiday at LHS.

The themes for spirit week during the week of home coming are, in order, More Class Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Jersey Day Wednesday, Trill Hat Thursday, and Photo Booth Friday. Spirit week will be explained in both the back-to-school assembly on Sept. 5 and in the homecoming assembly on Sept. 15. [This story was written by both Brady Johnson and Ryan Moll]