Students and community members will paint the town red in September. Maricopa High School will host its annual homecoming week Sept. 10-15.
Senior Nancy Saldana, 17, is spearheading the effort to promote school spirit on and off campus to media outlets.
“I want to make the most out of it, so I just took a leadership role by myself and I started talking to teachers, student council and the principal and started to make this happen,” Saldana said.
Spirit week at MHS will reflect this year’s “Once Upon a Time” homecoming theme.
It’s a weeklong show of school pride when students and staff attend classes dressed in coordinating costumes.
“We’re incorporating Disney into it,” Saldana said.
Spirit Days at MHS (students only)
Monday: Monsters University – College gear.
Tuesday: Sleeping Beauty – Pajama clothes.
Wednesday: Woody’s Roundup – Western clothing.
Thursday: Ohana Day – Hawaiian shirts.
Friday: Ram out – Red, white and black Ram gear.
The public is encouraged to attend events that are open to the community.
MHS staff will face off with students in a football contest Sept. 10 at Ram Stadium.
Ramfest will return this year to Copper Sky Sept. 13. The citywide party celebrating MHS pride includes vendors, live music, a bonfire, and the annual matchup between alumni and city football players.
Before the big game Sept. 14, the homecoming parade will make its way from Maricopa Wells Middle School to Ram Stadium at MHS. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m.
Homecoming Week Events:
Monday, Sept. 10: Staff vs. Students Football Game, 7 p.m. at Ram Stadium. (Open to the public).
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Movies Under the Stars at UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at 7 p.m. (Students only).
Wednesday, Sept. 12: Freshman Football Game, 6 p.m. at Ram Stadium (Open to the public).
Thursday, Sept. 13: Ramfest, 6-9 p.m. at Copper Sky. (Open to the public).
Friday, Sept. 14: Homecoming Parade and Community tailgate at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming Game begins 7 p.m. at Ram Stadium. (Open to the public).
Saturday, Sept. 15: Homecoming Dance, 7-10 p.m. at MHS. (Students only).