As you may have noticed lots of chatter and buzz have been going on around school about Homecoming. Many of the students here at ACP are very excited about the very first dance at our new campus! ACP’s Homecoming is a fun tradition that has been going on for a long time, and we will honor that tradition in the many years to come. Homecoming will be next week on October 23rd. There will be a pep assembly next week on Friday, announcing the Homecoming court, and it will also tell us everything we need to know to be prepared and hyped up for HOCO. Lastly, the infamous Homecoming game and its accompanying Tailgate will be on Friday, October 22nd. We highly encourage you to come to Homecoming and all its related events, so you can make some great memories here at ACP!

Homecoming has been a time-honored tradition since the 19th century. It had its first origin in alumni football games held at colleges and universities. In 1914 the first-ever Homecoming game was played on Northrop field against Minnesota’s rival, the Wisconsin Badgers. Minnesota ended up winning fourteen to three and later on the first Homecoming dance was hosted. Students dressed up in their finest suits and dresses and came to the dance to have fun and connect with people. In 1951 people eventually nominated two students as Homecoming king and queen.

The dress code for Homecoming is semi- formal. The theme for Homecoming this year will be Monster Mash and will be held in the courtyard for social distancing. Tickets are being sold in the bookstore until October 22nd. With an activity card it will cost fifteen dollars and without it will be thirty dollars. If you want to bring someone who does not go to ACP to Homecoming, see Mr. Roth for a guest pass and make sure they are turned in by the 22nd. You may not purchase a ticket until your guest pass is completed and approved.

Another super fun activity leading up to Homecoming is the Tailgate party next Friday on October 22nd before the football game. The athletic boosters will be cooking hotdogs and hamburgers so be sure to bring some extra cash to enjoy. With rides from AZ Bounce Pro and spooky themed carnival games, it is sure you will have a great time. Lastly, the annual Knightgames will be on Saturday, October 16th from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. The doors will open at 6:45 in the main gym; last minute tickets may be sold, but the majority have been sold all week during lunch. It is three dollars with an activity card and five without. Bring your ID because there are no physical tickets. No need to worry if you do not have 10 people to play with, Student Government will take care of the groupings. Overall, Homecoming week is going to be amazing and will definitely live up to the hype. Be sure to bring your friends or that special someone to the dance and have a great time!