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Homecoming Spirit Week Starts 10/15/19 at CHS

For many, homecoming evokes memories of pep rallies, football games and school spirit! 

Traditionally held in October, Homecoming is a time to welcome back alumni and their families,and a time to unify and bring together the student body.

Cortland High School will carry on their Homecoming traditions and will be bursting with school spirit beginning on Tuesday, October 15th. Homecoming Week festivities continue throughout the district and run through Saturday, October 19th. 

Each day during this school week features a different dress up theme. To start on Tuesday, October 15, it will be American flag day. Wednesday, October 16th will be neon day, a day to dress in as much neon as you can without needing sunglasses. Thursday will be time to wear your favorite jersey and represent your favorite team. Friday will feature a district-wide pep rally when all students and staff throughout the district are encouraged to wear purple and white. Friday evening, October 18th, will offer a host of fun beginning with a tailgate party in the parking lot at 5 p.m. Immediately following the tailgate, the Cortland Purple Tigers will face off against Bishop Ludden at 6:30 p.m. 

The culminating event on Saturday, October 19th, is a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a Roaring 20’s theme. The gymnasium will be transformed with black and gold decor to resemble a party from the 1920’s! Flapper and suit attire is optional. 

Student Council faculty co-supervisor, Charles Canastero said, “Homecoming is important because the entire school comes together and is alive with spirit. The whole school is buzzing from the excitement of the activities. The Homecoming Dance is a special event that brings the school together since it is grades 9-12 and everyone can attend. We usually get a good crowd that comes out for that event.” 

Student Council committee chair, Lillian Quick said, “The whole point of Homecoming is to get the whole student body involved as a school. Spirit week brings us all together and we all wear the same sort of clothes. My favorite part of Homecoming week is the football game, even though it is always cold out, we love cheering on our classmates and the whole environment is fun. Between the pep band, and the cheerleaders the fans always get hyped up to cheer on the Purple Tigers.” 

The football game is open to the public so come out to show your pride, wear purple, and cheer on the Purple Tigers! #WeAreCortland  Please check our twitter feed for up to date photos of our students during this special week!




Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

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