Homecoming Dance goes back in time to Roaring Twenties

On Oct. 7, students will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in the 1920-inspired Homecoming Dance.

Homecoming is one of the first social events of the year, marking a time for introducing freshmen to the traditions of high school and for the rest to celebrate what makes their school unique.

The students experiencing Homecoming for the first time can expect mum-filled halls and dress-up days, brought to a close with a football game and the accompanying dance.

The dress up days for Homecoming Week include:

Monday – ‘Merica Monday (red, white, and blue)

Tuesday – Tourist Tuesday

Wednesday – Safari Style

Thursday – Wipe out Westwood (Hawaiian)

Friday – Frontier Friday (Western)

Emma Bellingsli, a foreign exchange student from Norway, is looking forward to a week of fun that will offer an opportunity to unwind from schoolwork.

“Students can have a chance to relax and break away from studying,” Bellingsli said.

The dance offers the opportunity to relax, and at the same time be transported back to the Jazz Age. The Frank Fickett Center in Round Rock will transform into a portal back to the 1920s  from 7-10 p.m.

Christine Seiler, Homecoming Chair for PTSA, said the decorations are her main inspiration for choosing “Puttin’ on the Ritz” as the theme.

“There are peacock feathers that show McNeil school colors and the 1920s theme,” Seiler said.

Some of the perks offered at the dance include free parking, free concessions, and an outdoor section complete with a fire pit.

Tickets will be sold every Wednesday during lunch starting at $15. October 3 starts the daily sell of tickets, which will rise to $20. A parent permission form is required to purchase tickets.

Seiler explains why students should end their Homecoming Week with the dance.

“It shows school spirit and it’s fun for the students,” Seiler said.