Homecoming hits Mecosta, Osceola county schools

As G.T. Norman Elementary students finish their lunch on Country/Western Day, a youth stops to tip his hat for a photo. The dress-up day is one of the many planned through the week leading up to homecoming on Friday. (Pioneer photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

MECOSTA, OSCEOLA COUNTY — Streets will soon be closed for evenings full of school spirit as homecoming is set for Friday, Sept. 28, in Remus, Evart and Reed City.

Leading up to the homecoming parade, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Barryton and at 4 p.m. on Friday in both Evart and Reed City, local students are celebrating with various dress-up days.

Chippewa Hills School District

Chippewa Hills School District students can celebrate homecoming week with Wacky Wednesday at Mecosta Elementary and the intermediate school. Today, Wednesday, students at Barryton and Weidman elementary schools can show their school spirit by dressing like they are in the 1960s, and high-schoolers can dress as hippies.

Thursday is 1920s Day for Barryton and Weidman elementary students, Dress Your Best Day at Mecosta Elementary and students at the intermediate and high schools can dress in black and white to participate in dress-up day.

Evart Middle School students strike a heroic pose on Villain vs. Superhero Day on Tuesday. Homecoming week dress-up days will continue with Mutant Day in the middle school.

On Friday, each of the elementary buildings and the intermediate school will show their spirit by dressing in blue and red. At the high school, students can participate by wearing colors assigned to each class with freshmen in gold, sophomores in white, juniors in red and seniors in blue.

While the parade is set for Wednesday evening in Barryton, the homecoming game against Central Montcalm High School will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Evart Public Schools

At Evart Elementary School, today, Wednesday is Wild Side Day, in which students can wear socks and shirts with animals on them. Thursday is Future Me, or Dress for Success Day, and on Friday, youths can show their school spirit by dressing in blue and gold.

For the middle school, Wednesday is Mutant Day, when students can dress as wacky as they want, as long as their outfit meets the dress code. On Thursday, students and their friends can match for Sidekick/Twin Day and Friday is Super Fan Day, in which youths can show their Evart pride by dressing in blue and gold.

Wednesday is Villain Day at Evart High School, and will be followed by Twin Day on Thursday. High-schoolers can dress in blue and gold on Friday to participate in the last day of homecoming week.

The homecoming game, against Beal City High School, will begin at 7 p.m.

Reed City Area Public Schools

Homecoming also has come to Reed City Area Public Schools, and leading up to Friday’s game against Big Rapids High School, students can participate in various dress-up days.

Across the RCAPS district, Wednesday is class color day. At G.T. Norman Elementary, colors for each grade level are: kindergartners, red; first-grade students, blue; second-graders, gray; third-grade students, green; fourth-graders, orange; fifth-grade students, black; and staff, purple. For the middle school, colors for each grade are: sixth-graders, blue; seventh-grade students, red; eighth-graders, white; and staff, green. In the high school, colors for each grade are: freshmen, yellow; sophomores, blue; juniors, green; seniors, red; and staff, white.

Thursday is Sport/Camo day for RCAPS students and on Friday, students can show their school spirit by dressing in red and black.

The homecoming game will begin at 7 p.m.

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Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at mhaas@pioneergroup.com.

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